First snowfall of season

First Snowfall of Season in Srinagar Disrupts Land and Air Movement

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First snowfall of season in Srinagar disrupts movement in Jammu and Kashmir, causes major power outage.

Srinagar just got its inopportune substantial snowfall. The season’s first snowfall in Srinagar started on Saturday evening and a few crawls of snow had gathered in the city. An authority of the MeT Department said this was the first run through in nine years that Srinagar saw such a snowfall in November. “So rare is the occurrence that in the last two decades, it was only the fourth time that it has snowed in Srinagar in November with 2008 and 2004 being the earlier instances,” the official was quoted as saying by PTI.

The snowfall activated torrential slides at a few sections of Gurez in Bandipora locale and the valley confronted a power blackout which constrained the valley into murkiness as specialists mixed to enhance the circumstance. 

The blackout was the after effect of various breakdowns in significant power supply lines because of falling branches from trees. Chief engineer electric maintenance Kashmir, Hashmat Qazi told media, “Due to disruption of transmission lines, our supply has come down to 80 megawatts instead of the usual 1300 megawatts of routine supply.”

Power in Jammu and Kashmir was reestablished  today. 

The snowfall prompted a shutdown of land and aviation routes with the Srinagar worldwide airplane terminal dropping a few flights on Saturday. The air and surface connections were separated because of intensity blackout compounding the circumstance in the state. 

In the interim, the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the blood vessel street associating the valley with rest of the nation, has been shut for vehicular activity because of overwhelming snowfall. Between area movement was additionally influenced as snow collection on the streets caused elusive conditions.

As per the PTI, more than 300 travelers, including many security work force, were rescued Saturday night after they were trapped in substantial snowfall close to the Jawahar tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, police said. Senior Superintendent of Police (Ramban) Anita Sharma said the 270-km interstate, associating Kashmir with rest of the nation, was shut for movement today around evening time after substantial snowfall and numerous avalanches.

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