Women walk on a snow-covered road in Srinagar on Thursday. — PTI
Srinagar: Kashmir Valley was on Thursday cut off from rest of the country as incessant snowfall forced closure of Jammu-Srinagar National highway and cancellation of all flights to and from the international airport here. The 294-km highway, connecting the Valley to the rest of the country, was closed this morning after moderate snowfall in Qazigund and Jawahar Tunnel area, the gateway to Kashmir.
Nearly two feet snow had accumulated in Qazigund as snowfall continued across the Valley through out the day, the officials said.
Rains lash Delhi, Punjab and
Chandigarh: People across New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh got temporary respite from biting cold as minimum temperatures increased by a few notches, even as the region was lashed by rains.
Chandigarh, which was lashed by rains since yesterday, recorded a minimum of 10.4°C, up 4°C.
In Haryana, Hisar recorded a minimum of 11.1°C, 6°C above normal.
Gurgaon recorded a minimum of 11°C and the low at Bhiwani was 12.8°C, up 6°C.