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Srinagar, Gulmarg get covered in snow after first snowfall of season

The winter chill has set in early this year in Kashmir as the maximum temperature during the last couple of days has settled a couple of degrees below normal for this time of the season.

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With the onset of winter, parts of Kashmir including, Gulmarg and Sonamarg, received first snowfall of the season Wednesday. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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Officials said traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was going on smoothly despite rains. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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The downpour in the plains has significantly brought down the day temperature in the city. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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The winter chill has set in early this year in Kashmir as the maximum temperature during the last couple of days has settled a couple of degrees below normal for this time of the season, PTI reported. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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Meanwhile, Solang in himachal Pradesh also received snowfall Thursday morning. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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The Mughal Road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir's Shopian district, was closed for vehicular traffic on Wednesday after snowfall in the high altitude areas, according to PTI. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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Fresh snowfall in Srinagar's Lal Chowk. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Over 2,000 vehicles are stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Roads connecting Srinagar with far-flung areas like Gurez, Macchil, Keran and Tangdhar have also been closed due to adverse weather conditions. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Snowfall was witnessed in Srinagar's Lal Chowk Thursday morning. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Two flights were cancelled at the Srinagar airport Thursday morning due to the snowfall, news agency ANI reported. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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According to IMD's forecast, Srinagar will witness a amaximum temperature of 10 Degree Celsius and minimum 5 Degrees on Thursday. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)