Qazigund: An earth mover clears snow from Srinagar-Jammu National Highway following fresh snowfall, at Jawahar Tunnel near Qazigund area of south Kashmir. PTI Photo
Qazigund: An earth mover clears snow from Srinagar-Jammu National Highway following fresh snowfall, at Jawahar Tunnel near Qazigund area of south Kashmir. PTI Photo

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only all-weather surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was closed for traffic on Thursday due to fresh snowfall and landslides, officials said. Due to fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions in Banihal-Ramban sector and a fresh landslide in Ramban stretch, the highway has been closed for traffic, they said.

This has been done to ensure that no vehicle gets struck on the highway. “No vehicle has been allowed to move to Kashmir Valley from Jammu from Nagrota traffic check post”, a traffic police officer said. The men and machines of BRO are working on the highway to clear the highway of the snowfall accumulation and landslides, they said.

Traffic authorities Thursday morning assessed the weather and road conditions and subsequently suspended traffic on the highway, they said. Mughal road, a road connecting Kashmir’s Shopian district with Poonch district of Jammu region, has remained closed continuously for the past fortnight due to snowfall, they said.

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