Season's Heaviest Snowfall, National Highway Closed

Vehicular movement remained closed on Srinagar-Jammu highway for the third consecutive day on Wednesday due to heavy snowfall. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK
Motorists had a hard time moving on the road as the admin failed to effectively clear snow due to incessant snowfall. Mubashir Khan/GK
To effectively undertake snow clearance operations, the administration appealed to the people to stay off the roads. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK
Trucks carrying essentials have been stranded on Srinagar-Jammu national highway from last three days, surging the prices of essentials. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK
Medium level avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara and Bandipora districts , besides South and North portals of Jawahar Tunnel. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK
In Kashmir capital Srinagar, the mercury settled at minus 0.8 °C. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
The divisional administration in Kashmir has ordered rationing of fuel as a “precautionary measure” amid continuous snowfall.  Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
Locals alleged that the administration didn’t undertake the snow clearance operations in time. Mubashir Khan/GK
Aspirants of J&K Bank had to struggle to reach the examination centres in time. At several places, the candidates failed to reach the exam centres. Mubashir Khan/GK
Electricity was badly affected due to the snowfall. Mubashir Khan/GK
The local MeT department has predicted an improvement in weather from Wednesday afternoon. Mubashir Khan/GK