J&K highway closes for 2nd consecutive day

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic for second consecutive day today following snowfall and landslides triggered by heavy rains.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 18:52 PM IST

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway,
the only surface link between Kashmir Valley and rest of
the country, was closed for vehicular traffic for second
consecutive day today following snowfall and landslides
triggered by heavy rains.

No fresh traffic was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar or
Srinagar to Jammu at the 300-kms long highway due to snowfall
at Jawahar Tunnel, a senior traffic official said.
However, he said that over 200 stranded vehicles are
slowly allowed to pass through after clearing the roads.

The highway was closed yesterday afternoon due to
landslide at Shetani Nallah.
Earlier, the highway was closed on February 26 because
of heavy snowfall at Jawahar Tunnel, Banihal and Patnitop and
was re-opened on February 28.

Workers of Border Road Organisation (BRO) are working to
clear the highway from snow and landslides, he said.

PTI