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Rains in plains, snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 17: Higher reaches of Kashmir Valley received a fresh dose of snowfall Tuesday evening while the plains got bout of heavy rain, officials said.

There was a light snowfall in the higher reaches of the Valley including the Gulmarg bowl, the officials said.

They said tourists at the Gulmarg resort were delighted to witness snowfall and enjoyed the rare occurrence even though the temperature dropped suddenly close to the freezing point.

Meanwhile, rains lashed most parts of the Valley. The rains were preceded by strong winds which uprooted many trees, causing damage to electricity supply network.

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