Srinagar, Sep 7: Upper reaches in the Kashmir valley experienced light snowfall while plains, including the summer capital, reeled under rains resulting in severe cold, forcing people to wear woollens. However, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu and 434-km-long Srinagar- Leh national highways were through for traffic despite rains.
Chilly winds across the valley forced people to wear woolen clothes, particularly during morning and evening time.
Srinagar and its adjoining areas experienced rains resulting in cosiderable drop in the temperature. People could be seen purchasing warm clothes from the Sunday market which witnessed unprecedented rush today as the market remained closed for more than a month because of curfew and strikes.
The upper reaches in the valley received light snowfall resulting in severe cold.
A report from Baramulla said, about three inches of snowfall was recorded at Karnah and adjoining upper reaches since last evening.
Khilanmarg and other upper reaches in Gulmarg sector also recorded light snowfall.
Official sources said the Amarnath holy cave shrine and its periphery also recorded about six inches to one feet of snowfall during the past 24 hours. Light snowfall was also experienced at Pisso top, Mahaguns, Panjtherni and Sheshnag.
A report from Yusmarg said the hill tops experienced snowfall, resulting in considerbale cold in the plains, including Charar-e-Sharief.
Upper reaches in Sonmarg and Baltal also reeled under snowfall early this morning.