Srinagar-Jammu National Highway Shut Due To Heavy Rains


SRINAGAR: The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for traffic on Saturday due to landslides triggered by heavy rain in Ramban and Udhampur areas.

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An official said that falling of stones from a hillock overlooking the highway was also reported from several places between the Ramban-Banihal sector.

He said that men and machinery are on the job and the clearance operation is going at. “The decision regarding allowing the movement of traffic on the highway will be taken only after the road is cleared,” he added.

Higher reaches received fresh snowfall while the plains of the valley were lashed by heavy rains.

Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Shopian and Gurez areas of the valley witnessed fresh snowfall.



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