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Dal Lake freezes

January 04, 2006 16:20 IST
Last Updated: January 09, 2006 14:36 IST

The Dal lake froze partiallyovernight after temperature dipped to 3.6 degrees celsius below freezing, official sources said on Wednesday.

The lake froze at many places, with the thickness ofice varying between 20 centimetres at the banks and six centimetres towardsthe middle of the lake, they said.

The lake has frozen several times in the past during chilly winters, with the ice-covered lake in 1964 and 1986etched in the memory of many residents.

In 1986, the ice layer over the lake was so thick that a jeepcould bedriven over it, while at many places, childrenplayed cricket over it.

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