Kashmir & North India Are Probably Facing The Harshest Winter Ever

by Sanjana Shenoy
Kashmir & North India Are Probably Facing The Harshest Winter Ever

Thick blankets ice has covered the grounds of Kashmir and North India. The weather is chilly, gloomy and has adorned the place with snow. The winter season has had a deep impact on the whole of North India including parts of Rajasthan and Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. And now Kashmir and North India are facing this season’s extremely harsh winter.

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What’s In It?

North Kashmir’s Gulmarg witnessed 5cm snowfall, tat dropped mercury levels to minus 9.6 degrees Celsius. The chilly winds and intensive snowfall have just swept across regions of North India and kicked off the extreme winter period. This extreme winter period is known as Chillai-Kalan and lasts for 40 days.

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It started on 22nd December 2019. There was a fresh landslide at Digdole in Ramban district, due to which the 270km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was shut down for vehicular traffic, for the third day in a row.  This, unfortunately, prevented the reopening of the only road that connects Kashmir to other parts of India. According to a reputed news agency, trucks and other vehicles are waiting for the arterial road to be cleared. Around 2500 vehicles bound for Srinagar passed through the Jawahar Tunnel, which is also known as the gateway to Kashmir when the road was opened for the stuck vehicles on Saturday. Check out These Hill Stations Covered In Snow

What’s More?

Muzaffar Shah, the Superintendent of Police Traffic (rural) stated that the Jammu-Srinagar national highway will be either cleared soon during the week. A spell of snow or rain in the Kashmir Valley, makes the water melt and seeps into the mountains causing landslides. Light vehicles could pass, but heavy vehicles carrying goods were detained to prevent accidents. However, you can Witness Your First Snowfall At These 5 Beautiful Hill Stations In India!

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Jammu and Kashmir celebrated its first snowfall of the season from 6th to 8th November. But it did cause disruption in the daily lives of the people, apart from bringing impediments to the air and traffic movement in the valley. Then again from 14th to 21st November, it snowed and rained once again in the valley and caused more issues in the daily life and vehicular movements. People going from Jammu to Srinagar have informed that the road conditions are slippery and poor. Those of you planning to visit Rajasthan and Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, do take care and caution since these states are facing extremely harsh winters.