Here's how heavy snowfall affected travel in the Kashmir region

Kashmir is currently under the grip of ''Chillai-Kalan'' -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops.

January 06, 2021 / 12:59 PM IST
Srinagar, the summer capital of Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir, turned white on January 3 due to fresh snowfall, heaviest of the winter so far, since early this morning. (AP)
Srinagar, the summer capital of Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir, turned white on January 3 due to fresh snowfall, heaviest of the winter so far, since early this morning. (AP)
Kashmir region received fresh snow, affecting air and vehicular traffic. Kashmiri boatmen clear snow from the roof of their houseboats in Srinagar. (Image: AP)
The Kashmir region received fresh snow affecting air and vehicular traffic. Kashmiri boatmen clear snow from the roof of their houseboats in Srinagar. (Image: AP)
A Kashmiri man clears snow from the roof of his shop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. (Image: AP)
A Kashmiri man clears snow from the roof of his shop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. (Image: AP)
Weather office forecasted widespread snowfall in many areas on January 4 and on January 5. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
Weather office forecasted widespread snowfall in many areas on January 4 and on January 5. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
A blanket of snow covered Kashmir on as most areas received moderate snowfall. The snowfall started during the night at most places and early in the morning at few places. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
A blanket of snow covered Kashmir on as most areas received moderate snowfall. This snowfall started during the night at most places and early in the morning at a few other places. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
Snow clearing machine is used to clear snow from a road in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. (Image: AP)
Snow clearing machine is used to clear snow from a road in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. (Image: AP)
Heavy snowfall has halted roads and Jammu-Srinagar highway due to snow accumulation. The highway was closed for traffic movement due to heavy snowfall around Jawahar Tunnel. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
Heavy snowfall has halted roads and Jammu-Srinagar highway due to snow accumulation. The highway was closed for traffic movement due to heavy snowfall around Jawahar Tunnel. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
A vehicle covered with snow runs through a snow-covered road in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. (Image: AP)
A vehicle covered with snow runs through a snow-covered road in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. (Image: AP)
Srinagar city -- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir -- recorded a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius -- up from the previous night's minus 5.9 degrees Celsius. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
Srinagar city -- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir -- recorded a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius -- up from the previous night's minus 5.9 degrees Celsius. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
Kashmir is currently under the grip of ''Chillai-Kalan'' -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies including the famous Dal Lake here as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
Kashmir is currently under the grip of ''Chillai-Kalan'' -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies. This includes the famous Dal Lake, along with the water supply lines in several parts of the valley. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
The chances of snowfall are the most frequent and maximum during this period and most areas, especially in the higher reaches, receive heavy snowfall. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
The chances of snowfall are the most frequent and maximum during this period and most areas, especially in the higher reaches, receive heavy snowfall. (Image: Parvez Butt, News18 Urdu Srinagar)
Kashmiri villagers clear snow from the roof of their workshop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. Snowfall in the Indian portion of Kashmir has disrupted power supply, as well as air and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu, according to news reports. (Image: AP)
Kashmiri villagers clear snow from the roof of their workshop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, January 5. Snowfall in the Indian portion of Kashmir has disrupted power supply, as well as air and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu, according to news reports. (Image: AP)
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first published: Jan 3, 2021 03:23 pm

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