J&K highway closed for vehicular traffic due to snowfall

The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and the rest of the country, was today closed for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall in the area, a police officer said.

Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 15:22 PM IST

Jammu: The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar
national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and
the rest of the country, was today closed for vehicular
traffic due to heavy snowfall in the area, a police officer
said on Thursday.

The highway was closed for vehicular traffic due to
heavy snowfall last evening at Jawahar Tunnel, Senior
Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Highway, Kifayat Haider
said.

Over 100 passenger vehicles are stranded at different
places on the highway, he said.

The men and machines of Border Road Organisation
are working to clear the snow from the highway for smooth
movement of traffic, he said.

PTI