Kashmir remained cut off from the rest of the country because of continuous heavy to moderate snowfall in the valley. The Srinagar-Jammu highway, which is the valley’s only road link with the rest of the country, got closed because of heavy snowfall. The bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was also called off due to heavy snowfall on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway.
On Sunday, no flights could run from the airport due to bad weather. There was less vehicles on the road that turned slippery after the snowfall. Early morning, authorities ran snow clearance machines across the city. Kashmir University has already postponed all exams that were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.
Reports suggest, people in the valley have started complaining about the shortages of essential supplies, but the local power development department has maintained a firm electricity supply since the snowfall began.
In Srinagar, the minimum temperature was around -2.2 degrees, while it was -6.7 degrees in Gulmarg and -5.3 degrees in Pahalgam.
Disaster management group has released an avalanche warning for Tangdhar, Gurez, Khilanmarg, Uri, Chowkibal, Keran and Machil. People who live in these areas have been asked to leave their homes.
Local policemen from the state police have started the rescue efforts by removing snow from the roads of Srinagar and other places. Police have asked people to contact the nearby police station in case of emergency.