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IN PICS: Kashmir gets the HEAVIEST snowfall of the year

Last updated on: January 18, 2013 08:21 IST

IN PICS: Kashmir gets the HEAVIEST snowfall of the year

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Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar

The Kashmir valley is in for the heaviest snowfall of the season. The snowfall which began on Thursday evening after rains during the day is set to continue for the night and Friday as per the local MET office.

All photos: Umar Ganie

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Image: Vehicles ply on roads during the snowfall in srinagar
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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Taking note of the forecast, the authorities have set into motion a set of precautionary measures which included closure the Srinagar-Jammu national highway to preclude passenger and goods traffic getting stranded on the 300-kilometre long highway.

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Image: Youths enjoying during the snowfall in Srinagar
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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The MET office has predicted the heaviest snowfall in the southern Pir Panjal range separating the valley from Jammu region.

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Image: People go about their business during the snowfall
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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The authorities have alerted all deputy commissioners and directed them to keep men and machinery ready for clearing snow from the main roads so that flow of traffic is not affected.

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Image: People enjoying the view during the snowfall
Photographs: Umar Ganie
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The snowfall may unfold many difficulties for the locals, but will certainly bring cheer to the tourists presently holidaying in Kashmir particularly in the mountain resort of Gulmarg.

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Image: People hurry to the safety of their homes during the heavy snowfall
Photographs: Umar Ganie
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Meanwhile medium danger avalanche warning has been issued by divisional disaster management Kashmir on the basis of information from Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment.

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Image: Kashmiri girls enjoying the snowfall
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People living in snowbound areas of Naugam, Chowkibal, Machil, Tangdhar, Keran and Gurez in north Kashmir have been advised not to venture in steep avalanche prone slopes during the next 24 hours. 


Image: A view of the Jawahar Tunnel during the snowfall
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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