Snowfall disrupts flights’ operations at Srinagar airport

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Srinagar: Flight operations at the Srinagar airport were disrupted as intermittent snowfall continued in Kashmir for the second consecutive day Saturday, officials said.

Intermittent snowfall continued in most parts of Kashmir for the second day, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.

He said while the plains, including Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, experienced light snowfall, most of the higher reaches of the state received moderate snowfall.

The snowfall has led to decrease in visibility, resulting in disruption of flight operations at the Srinagar airport.

“The air traffic to and fro Srinagar airport has been hit because of the low visibility due to continuous snowfall,” an official at the airport told PTI.

He said so far three flights were cancelled while a few others were delayed.

The Met office has said there is a possibility of light rain and snow in many places, with heavy falls at isolated places, in the state on Saturday. It said the weather is likely to improve on Sunday.

Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ the 40-day harshest period of winter when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum and the temperature drops considerably.

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