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Srinagar, Jan 12:Fresh snowfall in Kashmir threw life out of gear in the Valley on Sunday anddisrupted flight operations at the airport here, officials said.

Most parts of theValley received moderate to heavy snowfall on Sunday which continued during theday.

According to aMET official, while the plains received light to moderate snowfall, the higherreaches of the valley and Jammu and Ladakh regions experienced heavy snowfall.

Srinagar cityrecorded two centimetres of snow till 8:30 AM, while Pahalgam tourist resort insouth Kashmirs Anantnag district recorded nine centimetres, he said.

Gulmarg ski-resortin Baramulla district of north Kashmir recorded eight centimetres of freshsnow, while Kupwara, also in the north, received 25 cm, the official added.

There are reportsof heavy snowfall in most parts in the higher reaches of the Valley, Jammuregion and some parts of Ladakh Union territory, he said.

The MET Officehas forecast widespread snowfall across the valley till Monday.

The snowfallaffected flight operations at Srinagar airport as no flight was able to landtill about noon.

Private airlineIndigo cancelled all flights to and fro Srinagar for the day, the officialsaid.

He, however, saidif there was improvement in the weather, the air traffic would most likelyresume.

Meanwhile, onlystranded vehicles were allowed to ply for second successive day on Sunday onSrinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir with rest of the country.

However, thetraffic was disrupted for sometime early in the morning due to slippery roadconditions following fresh snow and shooting stones at some areas on thehighway, where hundreds of vehicles have been stranded since Friday amid chillyweather conditions.

After slightdisruption early in the morning due to snowfall, stranded vehicles were allowedto ply towards their respective destinations on Srinagar-Jammu nationalhighway, a traffic police official said.

Stranded vehicleswere on Saturday allowed to move towards their respective destinations on thehighway, where several thousand vehicles, including those carrying passengers,were stranded since Friday due to slippery road conditions coupled with heavytraffic jam.

However, he saidtraffic was on Sunday morning again suspended on the highway due to slipperyroad conditions following by fresh snowfall and shooting stones. But, he saidtraffic was again restored on the highway after some hours.

He said hundredsof Kashmir bound Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs), loaded with diesel, petrol, LPGand other essentials, were stranded on the other side of the Jawahar tunnel.Similarly hundreds of passenger vehicles, which had left Srinagar on Friday,were stranded at Banihal and other areas, he said. The passengers, includingwomen, children and elderly persons had to spent night in vehicles. Theyalleged that vehicles were stopped at places where there is no facility.

The LMV passengervehicles on way to Jammu remained stranded at Banihal and Qazigund, officialsaid, adding it was decided to allow these vehicles only after Kashmir boundHMVs will cross tunnel.

He said freshtraffic will be allowed only after clearing stranded vehicles on the highway.

Meanwhile, the434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road connecting UnionTerritory (UT) Ladakh with Kashmir valley, remained suspended for the past overone month on Sunday due to accumulation of over five feet snow and slipperycondition.

The historic86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri andPoonch in Jammu region, and Anantnag-Kishtwar road also remained closed for thepast 33 days. There is no possibility of reopening of these roads beforeApril-May.

Stocks of essential items being replenished: Admin

Monitor NewsBureau

Srinagar, Jan 12:Stocks of essential supplies are being replenished after fresh supplies of fueland food items were received in Kashmir on Sunday.

The fuel suppliesreceived up to 4 pm include 260 tankers of diesel, 189 tankers of petrol and 43tankers of kerosene oil.

These alsoinclude 82 tankers and 57 trucks of Liquified Petroleum Gas or LPG.

The trucks withdifferent kinds of food items received add up to a total of 110 including 70trucks with rice and 40 trucks with vegetables and mutton.

It should benoted that movement of vehicles with essential supplies on Jammu-Srinagar roadis being prioritised and that more supplies are expected to be received inKashmir tomorrow.

The divisionaladministration has urged the general public not to panic assuring thatsufficient supplies of essential items are being received and stocksreplenished

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