Srinagar, Jan. 7 -- After three days of snowfall, dry weather conditions returned to Kashmir on Thursday with mercury dropping in most places last night with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 8.5 degree Celsius.

The Kashmir Valley also remained cut-off from the rest of the country although the air traffic to and fro the valley was restored on Thursday morning.

However, lack of snow clearance reroute to Srinagar airport led to massive traffic jams, forcing many passengers to travel several kilometres by foot.

The heavy snowfall threw life out of gear in the valley with the administration pressing men and machinery into service to clear the roads of snow.

Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.8...