Jammu and Kashmir is expected to receive heavy snowfall in the next few days, as per the local weather office. An advisory issued by the local weather office said, "Scattered to fairly widespread precipitation is very likely to occur over J&K and Ladakh between November 14 to 15".
The advisory said air and surface traffic was likely to get disrupted during this period. The traffic disruption is likely to hit the Srinagar-Jammu, Srinagar-Leh highways and the Mughal Road that connects the valley with the Jammu division.
Authorities have issued warnings for people living in higher reaches to avoid movement during this period as landslides can occur at such places.
Except for scanty rain/snow in the higher reaches, J&K has been experiencing an unusual dry spell during the last four months with hardly any precipitation occurring in the hinterland.
All rivers, lakes, streams and springs in the valley are following at their lowest because of the dry spell.
It is expected that the perennial water reservoirs in the mountains would get replenished by the expected snowfall.
It is these perennial water reservoirs that sustain all the water bodies of J&K during the summer months providing water for human and animal consumption, irrigation for agricultural fields and water for hydropower generation.
(With IANS inputs)