Updated on February 13, 2018:
The Srinagar Jammu highway which was closed yesterday due to heavy snowfall in the Kashmir remained closed on the second consecutive day as snow show continues in the Kashmir valley and its adjoining areas.
The 300 km long highway was opened for a brief period of time for vehicular movement as slippery conditions had taken a backseat and the road had become motorable. However, as landslides were observed at Penthal and Anokhapal, the highway was closed once again.
Meanwhile, the operations at the Srinagar resumed in the morning. Conditions had become stable over the Airport after the runway was cleared and there was improvement in visibility.
As per Traffic Control Room officials, the movement of traffic on the highway will only be allowed only after the road is cleared off by the concerned road maintenance agency. Thereafter, the road conditions will also be assessed before traffic is allowed on the highway.
As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, snowfall activity is expected to reduce tomorrow and only isolated areas will be observing snow. However, around February 15, snow show will once again make an appearance as a fresh Western Disturbance will affect the Western Himalayan region.
Published on February 12, 2018: The states of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Himachal Pradesh had not witnessed any significant rain and snow since a long time. So much so that the region did not record any significant amount of rain and snow in February.