Avalanche near Baltal-Zojila in Jammu-Kashmir, flood of snow seen all around
Jammu-Kashmir Avalanche and Snowfall: According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heavy snowfall and rain in many areas of the state in the next 24 hours. Dense fog and clouds have affected road traffic in the plains of Jammu division. Along with this, its effect is also visible on air services. On the other hand, severe cold is continuing in the entire Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: A huge avalanche occurred on Thursday morning near Baltal, Zojila in Sonamarg area of Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. There is no news of any loss of life or property in this. According to the news agency ANI, the local administration is collecting information about the effect of this avalanche. On the other hand, severe cold is continuing in the entire Jammu and Kashmir. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heavy snowfall and rain in many areas of the state in the next 24 hours. Dense fog and clouds have affected road traffic in the plains of Jammu division. Along with this, its effect is also visible on air services.
Rail service is also continuously affected due to fog. Every day many trains are arriving late by hours from the scheduled time. According to the Meteorological Center Srinagar, there are chances of rain and snowfall in the Jammu and Kashmir division due to the active Western Disturbance for January 12 and 13. In this, the weather can be worse in some places. Due to bad weather, traffic may be disrupted on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway along Srinagar-Leh National Highway and Mughal Road. As the day progressed in Jammu on Wednesday, there was light rain followed by strong winds. Here the visibility was reduced to 25 meters in the morning.
Earlier, on January 4 and 5, due to avalanches at ten places in 24 hours on the Srinagar-Leh highway connecting the Kashmir Valley with Ladakh, heavy snow had slipped from the mountains and came to the road, due to which traffic was disrupted for hours. The Border Roads Organization soon restored traffic by deploying jawans and modern machinery. No damage was reported in the avalanche. Zojila Marg, which remained open for a record time this year, was closed for traffic from January 7.
Amit, junior engineer in-charge of Srinagar-Leh Highway, the only road connecting Kashmir to Ladakh
said that on the intervening night of 4 and 5, avalanches occurred at about 10 places within a radius of 6-7 kilometers on the Zojila road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is the only road connecting Kashmir with Ladakh. So it is very important not only for the general public but also because of the military point of view. This year January 6 was the last day of this season when vehicles were allowed to move from Sonamarg to Drass and from Drass to Sonamarg. It was completely closed from 7 January.