Kashmir: Gulmarg, Pahalgam, receive fresh snow

Srinagar: The world famous tourist destinations of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and other higher reaches in the Kashmir valley experienced fresh snow since Thursday evening while plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, were lashed by rain resulting in drop in the day mercury while minimum temperature was above normal.

A Met department spokesman said here there could be snow and rain in the Jammu and Kashmir during the next two days.

Tree tops, open fields and roof tops had turned white as fresh snowfall was experienced in world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, 50 km from here in north Kashmir district of Baramulla since last night. It was snowing at Affarwat, Seven springs, Khilanmarg and other higher heights.

The upper heights, including the areas near the Line of Control (LoC), experienced moderate to heavy snowfall since last night.

Keran, Karnah, Gurez, Tangdhar, Z-Gali, Sadhna and Razdan passes in north Kashmir also experienced light to moderate snowfall during the past 24 hours. Dozens of far flung and remote villages were also cut off from their respective district and tehsil headquarters due to snowfall.

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