Srinagar, Feb 07(KNB):Normal life disrupted in the Kashmir Valley due to heavy snowfall on Thursday.The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was blocked for second consecutive day while most roads even in cities like Srinagar were choked.
Air traffic was also suspended due to poor visibility amid heavy snowfall and all flights to and from Srinagar were cancelled on Wednesday.
Moreover, electric supply was interrupted in many parts of the valley, especially north Kashmir areas with the Power Department informing that efforts were on to restore snapped lines.
Most people in Srinagar city and other places preferred to remain indoors as snow and water logging made many roads inaccessible.
Prices of essentials like vegetables, mutton and poultry products, have skyrocketed in the landlocked Kashmir Valley due to severing of road links.
Fresh snowfall started early in the day in the city here as it recorded 0.5 degrees Celsius. Heavy spells were reported from the hills. Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 0.6 and minus 4 degrees, respective.
Meanwhile, the Met said a western disturbance active over Jammu and Kashmir is likely to weaken after 24 hours on Friday as Significant improvement is forecast from tomorrow onwards.
In the Ladakh area, Leh recorded minus 3.2, Kargil minus 16.4 and Drass minus 5.8 degrees Celsius
Jammu was at 9.3, Katra 7, Batote minus 1.6, Bannihal 0.2 and Bhaderwah was at minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.(KNB)