Fog engulfs Jammu, flights cancelled

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Jammu, Feb 5 (UNI) Normal life came to a standstill in the city today after the entire region was engulfed in fog while all Srinagar-bound flights were cancelled due to bad weather, official sources here said today.

The three-day-long rainy spell has halted the routine affairs as chill gripped the Jammu region while all flights were grounded, which were scheduled for Srinagar today due to the poor visibility.

''The inclement weather did not allow any flight to take off from Jammu. One, Delhi bound flight landed here this afternoon and left again in the evening,'' an airport official told UNI.

Mercury slightly dipped on the foggy and rainy day that forced locals to stay indoors. ''Minimum temperature recorded today was 8.2 degrees Celsius where as maximum was 13.6 degrees Celsius as compared to yesterday's temperature, which was recorded 17.8 degrees Celsius (maximum) and 8.4 degrees Celsius (minimum),'' an official spokesman told UNI.

He said that 4.2 mm of rainfall was recorded from last evening till today morning.

However, traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained suspended as fresh snowfall left hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers, stranded on the highway.

Meanwhile, the entire Jammu region was wrapped in severe cold after fresh snowfall at Patnitop and upper reaches of Trikuta hills since last evening.

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