Flights suspended at Srinagar owing to poor visibility due to snow

Srinagar, December 12

The Kashmir valley was cut off from the rest of the country on Tuesday as flight operations at the Srinagar airport were suspended and the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic due to snow.Flight services to and from the Srinagar International Airport have been hit due to poor visibility caused by heavy snow, airport authorities said.Srinagar airport director Sharad Kumar said, “Air traffic to and from Srinagar airport has been suspended due to low visibility.”

The situation would be reviewed around noon and if visibility improved flight operations would be restored, he said.“The highway has been closed due to accumulation of snow at the Jawahar Tunnel, turning the road slippery and unsafe for traffic,” Traffic police officials said.There were also incidents of shooting stones near Panthal, leading to the highway’s closure, they said. PTI

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