In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, weatherman on Friday issued red alert for heavy-very heavy snow in the territory.
An official of the MeT said currently, it is snow-ing at most places of Kashmir and hilly areas of Jammu while raining at a few places of Jammu re-gion.
“Expect further increase in rain/snow intensity as the day progresses with main intensity of heavy to Very heavy rain/snow during 7th (night) and January 8th,” he said in a statement.” There would be gradual improvement from January 9th Morning onwards in IIOJK.
The MeT Official said the weather system may affect surface and air transportation, mainly on Sat-urday. “It may cause avalanche/landslide in vulner-able spots.”
The MeT office has urged people not to venture in avalanche prone areas, follow traffic advisory seriously as well as maintain proper ventilation of their rooms. IIOJK is presently under the grip of 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan, which started from 21 December.—KMS