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Air, road links with Kashmir Valley cut off for second day

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 5 January 2021 ()
Kashmir was cut off from rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal road remained closed, while air traffic was suspended due to snowfall across the valley.
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Continuous snowfall disrupted daily life of the people of Srinagar. The road and air connectivity has also been impacted due to the snowfall. The Kashmir Valley is under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).The white blanket of snow has...

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