Kashmir Hit by Snowfall, Avalanche Warning Issued, Flights Cancelled

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Kashmir: Srinagar, Kashmir: Heavy snowfall across Kashmir Valley has disrupted normal life, leading to the cancellation of all flights at Srinagar airport and triggering an avalanche warning for hilly and mountainous areas.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a medium-danger avalanche warning, urging residents to avoid travel to prone areas for the next 24 hours. The snowfall began late Saturday night and continued intermittently throughout Sunday, causing widespread disruption.

Flights Cancelled: All inbound and outbound flights from Srinagar airport were cancelled due to the poor weather conditions. IndiGo airlines confirmed the cancellation of six flights, stating that passengers were informed and offered options for refunds, rescheduling, or alternate travel.

Road Transport Affected: The snowfall also impacted road transport, with authorities working to clear snow from the roads to facilitate vehicular movement. However, traffic movement remained slow due to slippery conditions.

Weather Forecast: The IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall/snowfall with isolated thunderstorms and lightning in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, and other nearby regions on February 4th. The intensity is expected to decrease on February 5th and 6th, followed by dry weather thereafter.

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