Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for traffic after fresh landslides

The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for traffic on Saturday after fresh landslide near Pantiyal in Ramban district of Jammu, officials said.

Earlier, traffic was allowed to ply from Jammu to Srinagar on the highway despite fresh snowfall and rains.

An official said that hundreds of vehicles were left stranded on the highway following the landslides. 

DSPT NHW Banihal Pardeep Singh Sen said that the road was motorable in Banihal and Jawahar Tunnel areas despite the snowfall and rains.

The weatherman has predicted moderate rain or snow on higher reaches till Sunday evening.

-GK

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