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Rains lash plains, higher reaches receive fresh snowfall
Incessant rains cause landslides
3/17/2016 10:52:15 PM

S Tahir-ul Haq

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Mar 17: Incessant rains caused heavy landslides in Uri town of north Kashmir, however it did not affect the on-going cross LoC trade. Meanwhile continuous rains lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir and higher reaches received fresh snowfall on Thursday.
According to sources,from Wednesday evening the road has been blocked near Nand Singh (NS) Bridge and army personnel's were on job clearing the debris from the road.
Due to incessant rains from last late evening landslides occurred at various places in Baramulla district while as Uri to Garkote road has got blocked due to the landslides, sources told early times.
A top army official said that, men and machineries were put on job to clear the debris from road in Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road in Uri area, adding that they have cleared the road from Salamabad Trade Centre to Kaman-Aman Setu Bridge.
Custodian officer Mohammad Mustafa told Early Times that, "due to inclement weather authorities have decided to close down cross LoC trade for Friday.
He said 32 trucks passed to the other side of LoC, while as 9 trucks came with goods from Muzaffarabad side, adding that there have been landslides at various places on opposite side of the border therefore we have closed trade for tomorrow.
"We were informed that landslides have occurred on the other side of the border, so trade between the two sides will not be resumed on March 18 (Friday), said custodian.
However sources said that, Uri Darkote Hajipeer and Badgra to Ziyarat Mirasahib road have been closed due to inclement weather conditions already.
Meanwhile, rains lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir today while higher reaches received fresh snowfall.
A senior MeT official said that, "There has been fresh snowfall in all the higher reaches of the state during the last 12 hours while the plains received rainfall.
"We are expecting rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 48 hours. The weather is likely to remain overcast for another three to four days with occasional rainfall and thunderstorms towards the afternoons during this period, said MeT official.
It is learnt from sources that, Gulmarg has also received fresh snowfall, bringing cheer among the tourists and skiers.
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