Srinagar-Jammu Highway Shut After Landslides

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SRINAGAR: Landslides triggered by incessant rain blocked the Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Tuesday as the meteorological department forecast more rain and snow during the next 24 hours.

“Moderate to heavy rain is likely to continue today. Light rainfall is expected at many places on March 24 as well, and thereafter the weather is expected to improve,”an official of the MET department said.

Authorities have announced closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway due to landslides triggered by rain in the Ramban-Ramsoo sector.

Srinagar recorded 4.6 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 3.2 and Gulmarg minus 0.9 as the minimum temperature of the day.

Leh town of Ladakh had minus 1.5, Kargil minus 1.6 and Drass minus 3.4 as the night’s lowest temperature.

Jammu city had 14.9, Katra 13.2, Batote 6.1, Banihal 5.8 and Bhaderwah 5.6 as the minimum temperature. (IANS )

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