SRINAGAR: The two-way traffic resumed on the 270-km-Jammu Srinagar national highway on Wednesday after the road was blocked by a massive landslide that hit seri area of Ramban District on Tuesday resulting in the death of one JCB operator and injuries to six commuters, officials said.

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The debris on the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, were cleared by road clearance agencies late Tuesday night after nearly eight hours of hectic efforts.

“After clearing hundreds of stranded vehicles on Tuesday night, fresh light motor vehicles (LMVs) were allowed from both Jammu and Srinagar, while heavy motor vehicles were only allowed from Jammu to Srinagar this morning,” a traffic department official said on Wednesday.

He said the traffic was moving smoothly on the highway when last reports were received.

The stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their respective destinations around 10 pm on Tuesday after the clearance of the debris, the officials said.


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