Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed for traffic

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was on Thursday closed for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall, a senior official said.

PTI| Updated: Jan 22, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was on Thursday closed for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall, a senior official said.

According to SSP Traffic (Highway) Sanjay Kotwal, the highway was closed due to heavy snowfall at Jawahar Tunnel and Patnitop areas since last night.

Over 400 passenger vehicles were stranded at different places after police closed down the 300-km long highway, which is a major road link connecting Kashmir with rest of the country.

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officials have deployed machines to clear the highway of snow, officials said.

Kotwal said continuous snowfall is hampering clearance operations in stretches of Banihal Tunnel and Batote-Patnitop-Kud areas on the highway.