Jammu-Srinagar highway closed

The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for vehicular traffic due to falling pieces of rocks from hilltops in the wake of landslides triggered by heavy rain in Ramban district.

Updated: Apr 17, 2011, 19:59 PM IST

Jammu: The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar national
highway, connecting J&K with the rest of the country, was
closed for vehicular traffic due to falling pieces of rocks
from hilltops in the wake of landslides triggered by heavy
rain in Ramban district.

The highway was closed for vehicular traffic at 1500
hours as pieces of rocks are falling on the highway from
hilltops due to landslides caused by heavy rains in Panthal
area, 180 kms from here, Police Control Room (PCR) officials said.

Due to closure of traffic, over 100 vehicles are
stranded in Ramban, they said.

PTI