Fog engulfs Kashmir valley, affects normal life

Srinagar (NVI): Thick fog enveloped most parts of the Kashmir Valley today as well, forcing the authorities to order shut the primary schools. Cold weather conditions and poor visibility also affected the flight operations at the Srinagar airport.

From the past few days, foggy condition is prevailing in the entire valley. According to the meteorological department forecast there will be no let up in the coming two days – the foggy conditions will continue in the valley for the next 48-hours.

Due to a fresh western disturbance snowfall is also predicted in the Kashmir valley on December 12 and 13.

Meanwhile, in view of adverse weather conditions, concerned authorities tasked both public and private schools up to fifth class to remain closed today.

Since last four days flight operations have also been severely affected at the Srinagar airport. Today was no exception, no flights operated in the morning because of the poor visibility.

According to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials, fog disrupted the air traffic movement to and from the Srinagar airport.

-sb