Police rescued three people on Monday, who were trapped since the last four days, in six to seven feet heavy snow in the high altitude Bani area of Jammu and Kashmir, official said.
Duggan police post in-charge Naresh Kumar along with local youths launched an operation and rescued Rakesh Sharma, Ganesh Sharma and Bishav of Mahanpur from Noknali Mata area, police said.
Power supply and road connectivity remained interrupted across Kashmir Valley and continued after Srinagar received its first snowfall of the season on Saturday. The city, after receiving just three inches of snow, had experienced massive power outage.
The rare November snowfall has also affected vehicular movement along Jammu-Srinagar road, forcing it to remain shut for the last two days. A traffic police spokesperson said the decision to allow vehicles along the route will be taken after the snow is cleared.
Officer said, ‘authorities will clear the snow within the next two days, following which road connectivity will be “fully functional”. He added that J&K police rescued at least 200 people, including truckers and tourists, after they were left stranded at Mughal Road in Shopian and Jammu-Srinagar highway following heavy snowfall.
The minimum temperatures across the Valley remained below freezing point with Gulmarg being the coldest at minus 5 degrees, followed by Kargil (-4.6), Leh (-1.5 degrees) and Pahalgam (-0.5 degrees).