Digital Desk, Srinagar. The water level in all major, tributary and minor rivers in Jammu and Kashmir rose sharply on Wednesday due to incessant rains during the last 48 hours. In view of this, the authorities closed schools in six districts to avoid the accident. The water level in Tawi river, Jhelum, Sindh Dhara, Lidder, Dudhganga, Rambiari, Visho, Sukhna, Firozpora and Pohru streams in Jammu division has risen sharply during the last 24 hours. The authorities have already set up a helpline for the general public to solve the problem.
The low-lying areas of Srinagar city are already facing waterlogging, while the rest of the valley is prone to flash floods, landslides etc. on the sloping mountains. Both the Srinagar-Jammu and Mughal roads connecting Kashmir to the Jammu division are closed due to landslides and stone-falls. The Meteorological Department has predicted a decrease in the intensity of rain as the day progresses, saying significant improvement will be seen from today afternoon. At the same time, there is no possibility of heavy rain for the next one week from June 23.
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