• Shooting stones disrupt traffic for several hours
• LMVs from Sgr to Jmu and stranded HMVs from Udr-Sgr to ply on highway today
Kashmir received light to moderate rainfall on Monday while the Meteorological department is expecting another spell of rains from Thursday onward.
Director Meteorological department, Kashmir, Sonam Lotus told Rising Kashmir that on Monday light rains lashed parts of the Valley the rains continued till late afternoon.
He said during the next 24 hours, there are chances of light rains at scattered places across J&K.
“We are expecting light to moderate rainfall at scattered places of J&K during September 3 and 4. During that period, some places in the Jammu region may also receive heavy showers,” he said.
Lotus said there is no major forecast of any significant weather this week, although light rains may occur in some places.
As per the weather official, heavy rains were recorded in the hilly areas of Kashmir, while the plains were also lashed with light rains.
Parts of Jammu region also received light to moderate rains during the wee hours, he said.
Following the light rains, the vehicular traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was disrupted for several hours due to shooting stones at many places along the 270-kilometer road.
As per the traffic officials, the traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu got affected at around 7 am on Monday following rains that triggered shooting stones in Panthial stretch of Ramban district.
Meanwhile, traffic on the highway resumed in the evening and stranded vehicles were being cleared by the department.
As per the advisory issued by the Traffic Police for Tuesday, subject to weather condition only LMVs would be allowed from Srinagar toward Jammu and HMVs (stranded load carriers) would be allowed from Udhampur toward Srinagar.
On the Mughal Road, vehicles (load carriers) loaded with fresh fruit would be allowed from Herpora (Shopian) from 11 am to 4 pm toward Poonch.
“No vehicle shall be allowed after the cut of timings. Moreover, no passenger vehicle or pedestrian will be allowed on the Mughal Road,” it said.
However, on Srinagar-Sonamarg road, only essential commodity vehicles would be allowed to ply.