Srinagar : After receiving its first snowfall of the year, people got respite from cold wave in Kashmir.

On Wednesday Kashmir received its first snowfall with mountains including famous hill stations like Gulmarg receiving heavy snowfall while plains receiving light snow fall.

Except for summer capital Srinagar, widespread snowfall received in other districts particularly higher reaches.

The snowfall resulted in the closure of Srinagar Jammu highway.  (VMS)