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J&K highway: 2,200 vehicles stranded

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 19:18

Jammu: Over 2,200 vehicles were on Sunday
stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, which serves
as the only surface link with Kashmir valley, after its
closure due to heavy snowfall in Banihal-Patnitop sector of
Ramban district.

"Highway has been closed again due heavy snowfall in
Jawahir tunnel, Banihal, Batote and Patnitop areas," police
officials said.

Due to the closure of the 300-km-long highway, vehicles
were seen stranded at various places including Udhampur and
Nagrota belts.

The Border Road Organisation (BRO) has started work for
resuming the flow of traffic, but the continous snowfall is
making the task difficult, they said.


First Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 19:18
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