Weather Advisory: Traffic to remain suspended on Kokernag – Margan Top: DC

Weather Advisory: Traffic to remain suspended on Kokernag – Margan Top: DC

Shiekh Nadeem

Ananthnag, Nov 09 : Authorities in south Kashmir’s Ananthnag district on Monday ordered the closure of vehicular movement on Kokemag-Margan Top-Marwah-Warwan Road from 04:00 PM on 12-11-2020 (Thursday) till further orders.

In an order copy which lies with Kashmir Despatch reads, In view of weather advisory by Indian Meteorological Department regarding forecast of snowfall/ rains on 14-11-2020, it is hereby ordered that no traffic/vehicular movement will be allowed on Kokemag-Margan Top-Marwah-Warwan Road from 04:00 PM on 12-11-2020 (Thursday) till further orders. This has been necessitated to avoid any accident keeping in view the prediction of snowfall and condition of road.

Pertinently, Meteorological Department on Monday said that an active Western Disturbance is most likely to affect the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh and adjoining areas from 13′ (evening) to 15′ (late night) November 2020.

Under the influence of this weather system, Widespread Moderate Rain/snow is expected in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions. Light rain/snow would commence at a few places of Kashmir on 13th (night) and thereafter increase in intensity & distribution with its peak during le & 15° november and gradual decrease thereafter. Main activity of this system, moderate to heavy rain/snow at isolated places is most likely during 14th & 15th november.

The system is likely to cause heavy rain/snow mainly in upper reaches of Kashmir (Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Baramulla, Bandipora (Gurez & Tulail Valley) and Kupwara (Karnah Sector), Shopian, Qazigund-Banihal axis, Pirpanjal Range of Jammu Division, Drass (Gumri & Minamarg) and Zanskar subdivision of ladakh UT.

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