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Nov 15, 2019
1:43PM

IMD forecasts snowfall, heavy rains in J&K and Himachal Pradesh

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast fresh snowfall and heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh over the next two days due to western disturbance.

In Jammu and Kashmir, highways were closed as a precautionary measure after the higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall today. The snowfall and rains have led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway, Srinagar-Leh national highway and the Mughal Road.

The famous ski-resort in Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district recorded about six inches of fresh snowfall. Areas in the higher reaches of the valley and Ladakh received fresh snowfall overnight which continued in the morning. Drass in Ladakh's Kargil district recorded around one-inch snowfall while Zojilla Pass on the Srinagar-Leh national highway received five inches of snow. Rains lashed areas falling in the valley's plains, including, Srinagar.

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