J&K highway closed for second day due to snowfall

Heavy traffic jams were seen at Udhampur, Samroli, Kud, Patnitop, Batote and Ramban areas, they said.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2011, 12:04 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only road link between Kashmir and rest of the country, remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second consecutive day on Sunday, due to heavy snowfall near Jawahar Tunnel and Patnitop near here, officials said here.
"The highway closed for second day today due to heavy snowfall at Jawahir tunnel and Patnitop. The road has been very slippery and at several places there are traffic jams," Police Control Room (PCR) officials told a news agency.

Due to closure of the highway, over 980 vehicles, including 270 passenger vehicles are stranded at various places on the road, they said, adding that Border Road Organisation (BRO) is working round the clock to clear the snow and restore traffic.

Heavy traffic jams were seen at Udhampur, Samroli, Kud, Patnitop, Batote and Ramban areas, they said.

IANS