Fresh snowfall on Kashmir hills, rain in plains

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Srinagar, Mar 31 (UNI) Upper reaches in the Kashmir valley received light fresh snowfall while plains, including Srinagar and adjoining areas, had rains overnight resulting in drop in temperature.

Tree tops in the hills at Harwan and Sonmarg experienced light fresh snowfall early this morning, resulting in drop in the temperature.

Zojila hills on the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, which is scheduled to re-open on April 15 after remaining closed for winter due to six feet to 40 feet of snow, also received light snowfall.

The holy Amarnath cave and its periphery also experienced fresh snowfall since last night. Several inches of snow was experienced at Sheshnag, Mahaguns, Pisso top and Panjtherni.

Pahalgam, the base camp of holy shrine had rains, resulting in cold.

A report from Gulmarg said the sky was heavily overcast after heavy rains during the night.

The upper reaches in Khilanmarg and Affarwat also experienced light snowfall.

The summer capital, Srinagar, and its adjoining areas had rains early this morning.

Pedestrain movement in several areas was affected because of overflowing roads due to poor drainage system at Badshah Nagar, Azad Basti, Natipora, Bemina and Banapora Nowgam.

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