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Srinagar-Jammu Highway closed due to snowfall

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:23

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National
Highway, connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the
country, was closed on Monday for traffic after heavy snowfall
along the arterial route.

A traffic department official said the 294-km long
highway was closed after heavy snowfall hit the region since
late last night.

He said more than one-and-half feet of snow had
accumulated near the vital Jawahar Tunnel, nine inches of snow
in Qazigund town and seven inches of snow at Patnitop point.

The highway is a vital road link which connects the
Valley with the rest of the country and acts as a supply
channel for all essential commodities going to the region.


First Published: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:23

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