A cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures.

Due to the snowfall, the Kashmir region remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third consecutive day Sunday.

Indian-administered Kashmir has been cut off from the rest of the country for the second day after heavy snowfall closing the 294km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only road link between Kashmir and rest of the country.