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Heavy snowfall whitewashes Kashmir

Last updated on: January 7, 2012 22:38 IST

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Kashmir valley has received the season's first overnight snowfall, bringing cheer to locals and tourists alike.

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Reportage: Mukhtar Ahmad | Photographs: Umar Ganie





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Though Srinagar received moderate snowfall, the snowfall in other areas was heavy, with the southern district of Kulgam receiving the heaviest snowfall.

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The snowfall disrupted water and power supply across the entire valley.

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The power supply was disrupted on Friday evening when the snow began accumulating on the ground.

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Two transmission lines were snapped because of heavy snowfall in the Pir Panchal mountain range.

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According to power department officials, efforts are on to restore power supply to the valley, which plunged into darkness on Friday evening.

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The disruption in power supply also affected the supply of drinking water in Srinagar.

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Heavy snowfall has also disrupted the connectivity between the valley and rest of India.

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The state authorities have pressed into service snow-clearing machines to clear the city's roads. Officials said inter-district roads have also been cleared.

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Motorists had a difficult time driving in the city because of the slippery conditions on Saturday morning.

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The vital Srinagar- Jammu national highway continued to remain shut because of the heavy snowfall.

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Despite these difficulties, the valley people were relieved of the long dry spell which had led to respiratory infections.

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North Kashmir's Gulmarg tourist resort has received a heavy snowfall.

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Snowfall will boost tourism in the valley.

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Thousands of tourists had arrived here on New Year's Eve.

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Other tourist resorts in Pahalgam, Sonamarg etc have also received heavy snowfall.

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Local farmers are also happy as the snowfall will replenish the water reserves.



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