'Lonely valley': fresh snowfall cuts Kashmir off

Updated: March 11, 2014 14:41 IST

Kashmir Valley was today cut off from rest of the country due to heavy snowfall, as the arterial Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed while flights to the city airport in Srinagar could not operate.

\'Lonely valley\': fresh snowfall cuts Kashmir off
The snowfall and rains since Monday have affected normal life in the Valley as people preferred to stay indoors today.

Photo courtesy: Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal
\'Lonely valley\': fresh snowfall cuts Kashmir off
Heavy snowfall has been reported from across the Valley with Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, also getting nearly one foot of snow since Monday night.

Photo courtesy: Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal
\'Lonely valley\': fresh snowfall cuts Kashmir off
An official of the airport authority of India said no flight has been able to arrive at Srinagar airport on Tuesday morning due to the snowfall.

Photo courtesy: Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal
\'Lonely valley\': fresh snowfall cuts Kashmir off
The snowfall has led to closure of the 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

Photo courtesy: Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal
\'Lonely valley\': fresh snowfall cuts Kashmir off
The authorities closed the schools for two days while Kashmir University has postponed all the exams scheduled for Tuesday.

Photo courtesy: Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal

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