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Mountainous districts of Jammu receive heavy snowfall

The areas of Mondayas Bhaderwah, Banihal, Kishtwar, Gandoh and other higher reaches received heavy snowfall, while Doda town, Ramban and Thathri received season's first snowfall in several years

By: PTI | Bhaderwah | Published: January 16, 2017 9:02 pm
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Life in the hilly areas across the three districts of Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda came to a standstill as they received heavy snowfall after several years.

The areas of Mondayas Bhaderwah, Banihal, Kishtwar, Gandoh and other higher reaches received heavy snowfall, while Doda town, Ramban and Thathri received season’s first snowfall in several years.

The heavy snowfall and incessant rainfall led to the closure of the Batote, Doda-Kishtwar National Highway and other major link roads of the three districts.

“In view of the accumulation of two feet of snow and continuous heavy snowfall on Patnitop stretch, the authorities, considering the safety and security of passengers have decided to stop movement of all vehicles on the highway on temporary basis,” Dy SP traffic Aftab Ahmed said.

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    Kaliyug
    Jan 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    This time the s will have to carry heavy blankets along to breach the international borders and get into India.
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