More rains, snow in next 24 hours: MeT

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir will embrace another spell of rains and snowfall within next 24hours, Meteorological department forecasts high snowfall in upper reaches in Kashmir.
More rains and snow in next 24 hours, Metrological department said that, there are chances of more rainfall in Jammu and snowfall in Kashmir.
“We are expecting more snow in higher reaches and rains in plains of Kashmir and Jammu region including Chenab valley upto Saturday,” weather official told KNS.
Adding that, “Jammu and Chenab valley may receive good spell of rainfall.”
Mercury level has raise above the freezing point in Kashmir and gives respite to people from bone chilling cold.
While the traffic official told that due to landslides occurring at different places on highway, the Srinagar- Jammu national highway has been closed for vehicular movements.
From last two days thousand of vehicles and passengers are stranded on Srinagar-Jammu national highway road; due to the unprecedented land sliding at different areas there.
According to the Inspector General of Police for Traffic Shafqat Watali, there are more than 400 passenger vehicles and above 2500 vehicles goods carrying vehicles stranded on national highway.
He said that all the passenger vehicles have been moved towards safer places and all possible help is being provided to them.
“We have moved 400 passenger vehicles towards safe places, and they are getting all required help,” IGP traffic Shafqat Watali said.
He said, “there is massive land sliding and stone shooting occurring in Battery Chasma, Digdol areas and all men and machinery are putting there efforts to clear the road.”
Adding, that the working agency has asked them for three to four hours to make the road clear and if situation improves, only the stranded vehicles will be allowed towards their destinations.
“We will look if land sliding stops then we will allow only stranded vehicle to move,” IGP traffic said.
Meanwhile the weather department has forecasted more rain and snowfall in valley in upcoming next days, which may again result further closure of road. (KNS)