Srinagar-Leh highway, Mughal road closed following fresh snowfall

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Authorities have closed the Mughal road and the Srinagar-Leh Highway following fresh snowfall  in the higher reaches of the state on Monday.

The weather office has forecast more rain and snow during the next 24 hours in the state.

Snowfall occurred in Minimarg in Kargil, Gulmarg and Pir Ki Gali.

A Met department official said that the minimum temperatures had rose above the freezing point in Srinagar after 10 days due to night-long cloud cover on Monday.

The minimum temperatures in Kargil, Leh, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar were minus 8.7 degrees Celsius, minus 7.4, minus 6.0, 0.3 and 2.4, respectively.

Jammu city recorded 10.8 degrees Celsius, Katra 10.2, Batote 6.1, Bannihal 5.5 and Bhaderwah 4.7 as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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