People rejoice as Kashmir receives first snowfall

December 30th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI  

By Fayaz Ahmad

Srinagar, Dec.30 (ANI): People rejoiced as the valley region of the Jammu and Kashmir state witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on Thursday ending the two-month long dry spell of cold wave.

“I am very happy because when I came out of my house for going to the tuition, I saw that snow was falling heavily and right now also snow is falling. We prayed to God that snow should fall soon and the prayers came true. Because of dry cold, people were falling ill,” said Aquib Ahmad, a resident.

The mercury touched the point of minus 3.2 degree Celsius.

The Jammu -Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic due to the snowfall.

The heavy snowfall led to power disruptions at many places in the valley region.

Meanwhile, the civic authorities have begun snow clearance operations by deploying trucks fitted with shovels to the bumpers. (ANI)

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