Avalanche hits Jawahar tunnel, Srinagar- Jammu highway closed

Srinagar

The Srinagar- Jammu highway was closed on Tuesday after a snow avalanche blocked Jawahar Tunnel, an official said.

Avalanche hits Jawahar tunnel on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Traffic department officials said avalanche hits Jawahar tunnel and has blocked both tubes of the tunnel forcing authorities to close the highway.

He said that landslides have also hit the strategic highway at some places in the Ramban district, including Digdol, Panthal, Magarkote and Khoni Nallah.

“No vehicular movement will be allowed on the highway today,” a traffic official said.

However, there was no immediate report of any loss of life or injuries. When last reports came in rescue operation was going on.

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