Weatherman predicts unprecedented snowfall in Kashmir


Srinagar: The weatherman on Sunday predicted unprecedented snowfall in Kashmir Valley for three days beginning Tuesday.
“This is for the first time that we are going to witness such a good amount of precipitation (snowfall),” Sonam Lotus, director of the local meteorological department told  kns.
He also clarified ‘typographical error’ in the official release mentioning “fire wide spread snow” as “fairly wide spread snow” as the outlook for next two days.
The Metrological Department has already issued weather warning suggestive of traffic disruptions in the state including closure of strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway.
There are possibilities of landslides in many places in the higher regions, the weatherman added. The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has also issued an advisory and directed all deputy Commissioners to take immediate precautionary measures for security and safety of general public in wake of the weather prediction.
“An avalanche warning has been issued and people have been asked to remain away from avalanche-prone areas on January 23-26, during which heavy snowfall and rain is expected,” said a communiqué from divisional commissioner’s office.