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Srinagar turns white due to fresh snowfall, life affected

Srinagar, Jan 12 (UNI) The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, experienced fresh snowfall since Saturday morning resulting in considerable cold due to drop in the mercury after witnessing above normal minimum temperature.
Meanwhile, majority areas, including in the uptown, people are facing frequent and unscheduled power cuts since this morning.
The Meteorological department has predicted light to moderate rain or snow in Srinagar on Friday when the maximum temperature would be around 2 degree, 4.6 notches below normal.
After recording minus 0.8 degree minimum temperature, over a notch above normal during the night due to overcast conditions, Srinagar received fresh snowfall on Saturday morning affecting normal life. It was snowing at the time of filing this report.
Roof tops, trees and electric poles, open fields and vehicles had turned white due to snow. Very less number of vehicles could be seen plying on city routes with very low speed due to slippery conditions. Majority shops in business hubs, including historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city, Hari Singh High Street (HSHS), Regal Chowk, Moulana Azad road, Residency road, Batmaloo, Gonikhan, Dalgate, Maisuma and Mahraj Bazar opened only after 1000 hrs due to chilly conditions.
Though educational institutions remained closed due to winter vacations, students, including girls, were seen marching towards tuition and coaching centres this morning despite snow. Even government employees also had to face difficulties to reach their offices.
However, it was a fun for the tourists who were out on the bank of famed Dal Lake taking selfies and photographs, some in Kashmiri outfits.
Meanwhile, the prices of almost all essentials, particularly vegetables, had witnessed increase due to frequent closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. Even the local vegetables, including radish, palak, hak ( green leaves) and carrot are being sold on high rates.
Coal being used in “Kangri( firepot) also costs about six to eight hundred more as compared to November and December.
UNI BAS SY 1155
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