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Fresh snowfall on upper reaches, rain in plains of Kashmir

Written by: Staff
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Srinagar, Mar 6 (UNI) The world famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other upper reaches in the Kashmir valley today experienced fresh snowfall while the plains had rains, resulting in considerable drop in the temperature.

However, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was through for traffic despite rains at several places, official sources said.

A Gandola cable car project official told UNI over phone that it was snowing since morning at Upperwat, seven springs and Khilanmarg in Gulmarg, turning the tree tops to white.

However, the proper Gulmarg slopes experienced snowfall since this afternoon, much to the delight of tourists, including foreigners and locals.

Reports of one feet to two feet of snowfall were also received from the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, Sheshnag, Pissu Top, Mahaguns and Panjtherni.

The other upper reaches in Kashmir also experinced fresh snowfall since early this morning resulting in considerable cold.

The Zojila, the highest point on the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, had fresh snowfall. The highway was closed for six winter months from November 17 last year.

The Srinagar city and its adjoining areas had rains, disrupting normal life.

UNI BAS PK BS1723

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