On Monday several high altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand experienced heavy snowfall on Monday that effected the normal life and forced closure of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is the northernmost segment of NH 44.
The Authorities in Kashmir have issued an avalanche warning for four districts as the region received moderate to heavy snowfall. The Warning issued in Kupwara, Bandipora, and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir, and Ganderbal in central kashmir.
In Uttarakhand, the Upper Himalayan areas received the season’s first snowfall which intensified cold climatic conditions across the state. Snowfall affected the upper Himalayas including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Auli, and Harsil on Sunday night, and continued till Monday.
UP chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat were left stranded at Kedarnath for several hours on Monday due to this heavy snowfall during its portal ceremony that the two state leader were attending.
People in several parts of Himachal also experienced the morning white blanket of snow on Monday including Manali which also witnessed the season’s first snowfall on the very same day.
In J&K, a team of army and police jointly rescued people, including two women and child who were trapped in the snowfall at the high altitude Sinthan pass in Kishtwar disctrict.