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16 Jan 2020 | 11:28 AM UTC

India: Heavy snowfall causes flight cancelations at Srinagar Airport (SXR) January 16 /update 2

Flights canceled at Srinagar Airport (SXR) due to heavy snowfall January 16; further flight disruptions expected over the near term

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IND

Event

Authorities canceled all flights to and from Srinagar Airport (SXR) on the morning (local time) of Thursday, January 16, due to low visibility and the accumulation of snow on the runway. Heavy snowfall across the Kashmir Valley has affected flight operations at SXR since Sunday, January 12. Although conditions are expected to improve over the coming days, another spell of snow is forecast to hit the area from Tuesday, January 21, to Friday, January 24.

Transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are expected in the coming hours and days in Srinagar and the wider Jammu and Kashmir region. 

Advice

Individuals traveling via SXR are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for winter weather, anticipate transportation disruptions, confirm their flight status, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.