The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Thursday following fresh snowfall and landslides on the strategic route, a Traffic Department official said.

Jammu Srinagar highway closed due to fresh Snowfall at Jawahar tunnel

No vehicular movement would be allowed on the highway during the day keeping the safety of travellers in mind. The situation will be reviewed after the weather improves,” he said.

He said roads in the Banihal sector turned slippery following fresh snowfall, while there were some landslides in the Ramban.

“Priority will be to ensure that no vehicle gets stranded and all vehicles parked or abandoned at various places on the highway are cleared,” he added.

He said the decision to suspend traffic on the strategic highway was taken after the Met on Wednesday issued an advisory of rain and snowfall in the state.

Assessing the weather and road condition, vehicular traffic was suspended early on Thursday.

Intending travellers have been advised not to undertake the journey without finding out the latest status of the road from traffic helplines in Jammu and Srinagar.


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