Srinagar: Tourists at Srinagar airport on Aug 3, 2019. According to government sources, airlines have been advised to free up capacity that can be quickly deployed to the state so that tourists and pilgrims can be flown-out of Jammu and Kashmir. On t. Image Source: IANS News

Srinagar, Jan 23 : Due to continuous snowfall since Saturday morning, all flights to and from the Srinagar international airport have been cancelled.

As predicted by the local weather office, it started snowing in the Kashmir valley on Saturday morning.

Over 3 inches of snow had accumulated on the ground at most places in the plains of the valley till noon while reports said moderate to heavy snowfall was continuing in the higher reaches.

Authorities said all flights to and from Srinagar airport were delayed in the morning and had to be finally cancelled because the runway clearance at the airport can only be started once it stops snowing.

"Flight operations which remained suspended till noon to and from Srinagar international airport have been cancelled for the day," sources said.

The weather office has forecast improvement in overall weather conditions from Sunday onwards.

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