Ladakh receives season's heaviest snowfall

LADAKH: The Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir has received the season's heaviest snowfall on Friday.

Thick snow of nearly 10-inches disrupted normal life in Leh. Air services were also suspended due to snowfall.

MeT office has forecast a cloudy sky for today. In the wake of season's heaviest snowfall in Ladakh the district administrations of Leh and Kargil have reviewed the preparedness for any eventuality.

Leh Hill Council CEC Jamyang Tsering Namgyal held an emergency meeting with key district officials to make sure that food essentials and fodder for animals are in reach of every village.

 The traffic is restricted on the high passes in Leh. To avoid accidents, controlled blasts at avalanche prone areas on higher reaches were also considered.

 People are advised to clear the snow on rooftops and on trees to avoid any damages.  

While the power and water supply mechanisms, health services are on caution, the SDRF is put on high in the district in case of rescue and relief operations are required. 

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