06/04/2017 11:10 AM IST | Updated 06/04/2017 4:01 PM IST

PHOTOS: Kashmir Is Covered In Snow On A Day In April

The state government has ordered to close the schools in the Valley till Sunday.

Syed Shahriyar

SRINAGAR -- The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides and shooting stones as fresh snowfall was witnessed in Srinagar and across the Valley, prompting the authorities to close schools till Sunday.

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Residents of Srinagar woke up to rains and snowfall, which is rare in the April.

The MeT Department officials said moderate to heavy snowfall was reported from higher reaches of Kashmir Valley.

The snowfall and rains over the past three days have forced the state government to close schools in the Valley till Sunday.

"The schools shall remain closed till Sunday. Let's hope that the weather improves before that," an education department official said.

Shooting stones and landslides at several places along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway has forced the closure of the road as well.

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