Kashmir gets first snowfall of season

Kashmir gets first snowfall of season

A view of snow covered mountains of the Kashmir Valley. (PTI File Photo)

The upper reaches of Kashmir received first light snowfall of the season on Saturday, resulting in chill in the plains.

A Met official said upper reaches of the Valley, including the Zojila pass (11600 ft high), Drass and Minamarg, on the Srinagar-Leh national highway received light snowfall on Saturday morning.

However, despite mild snowfall, the 434-km long Srinagar-Leh highway was open for traffic despite the mild snowfall, he said.

The snowfall brought down the night and day temperatures in the Valley. As cold breeze from the snow-clad mountains plummeted temperature, people were forced to put on woollen clothes, including the traditional pheran (Kashmiri gown).