Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for third day

KL News Network


Highway closed due to heavy snowfall in kashmir
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Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the third day following landslides at some places, with valley receiving fresh snowfall overnight even more wet weather has been forecast over the next 24 hours.

“The Srinagar-Jammu highway is closed for traffic today due to landslides at various places and fresh snowfall,” said an official.

According to reports many vehicles are stranded along the highway and would only be allowed to proceed further once the debris is cleared.

The higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall overnight with the plains witnessing a mix of rains and snow.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district received 11 inches of fresh snowfall during the night, an official of the Meteorological Department said.

The MET Office has forecast widespread rains or snowfall over the state today, while it has predicted fairly widespread rains and snow on Monday.

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