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J&K NH closed for traffic due to flash floods, landslides

Last Updated: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:01

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was Monday closed for traffic due to flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district, leaving over 1200 vehicles stranded.
The highway was closed for traffic as a portion of the
road was washed away at Kunfur nallah in Chanderkote area due
to flash floods triggered by heavy rains early today, traffic
police officials said.
The highway was also blocked due to landslides
triggered by rains at Panthal in Ramban district, they said,
adding that over 1200 vehicles were stranded at various places
in Udhampur, Nagrota, Chenani, Kud, Patnitop, Ramban and
Banihal area.

The men and machines of Border Road Organisation (BRO)
are working to clear the landslide. The road would be repaired
once the rains stop.


First Published: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:01

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