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Heavy snowfall throws life out of gear in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Heavy snowfall disrupted normal life across Kashmir while the Valley remains cut-off with the rest of world as Srinagar-Jammu Highway was closed on Friday and all flights to and fro Srinagar were cancelled.

Kashmir Valley received heavy snowfall which started early on Friday morning and continued throughout the day. The snowfall resulted in disruption of electricity and traffic movement.

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Due to heavy snowfall, the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed by authorities this morning.

Reports said nearly one feet snow had accumulated on either sides of Jawahar Tunnel and Banihal while shooting stones were also affecting vehicular movement.

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Meanwhile all flights to and fro Srinagar airport were cancelled.

In view of snowfall, Divisional Administration Kashmir Friday issued weather advisory according to which higher reaches of the State are likely to receive heavy snowfall and rains during the next 24-hours.

The weather warning says minimum temperatures in all areas of Kashmir Division will remain below the freezing point which may lead to slippery road conditions.

Keeping in view the weather conditions, Kashmir University on Friday postponed all examinations scheduled to be held Saturday and Sunday due to the snowfall in the Valley.

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