Ramban, May 8: Owing to widespread rains and hailstorms, the authorities in Ramban on Monday closed all schools up to eighth standard in the district.
Reports pouring in from Ramban said that the district is witnessing unprecedented rains. Weather officials said that apart from Ramban, the upper reaches of Kishtwar and Doda in the Chenab Valley received fresh snowfall.
â€œAll schools, both government and private, up to the middle level (Class 8) in Ramban district shall remain closed today in view of heavy rains,â€ Rambanâ€™s Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam said.
However, exams, if any, shall be held as per schedule, the DC added.
Cold wave persists in the Kashmir Valley as erratic weather in many parts has caused flood-like situation and damaged crops.