Climate Change

Snowfall Aftermath: Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed for traffic movement tomorrow

Srinagar: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, shall remain closed tomorrow (Sunday), officials said on Saturday.

“On January 25, no vehicular movement shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway from either side in view of the shooting stones and mudslides at several places on the thoroughfare and snow accumulation around the Jawahar Tunnel and inclement weather prediction issued by MeT department,” a traffic official said.

The strategic thoroughfare was closed for traffic earlier on Saturday following fresh snowfall on either side of the 2.5 kilometres Jawahar Tunnel.

Traffic authorities have requested the drivers to return back and “not led people astray.”

“It is our humble request to please return as there are no chances of traffic resuming today, officials said requesting to drivers. “Please don’t take any risk”.

Pertinently, Kashmir Valley on Saturday received fresh snowfall disrupting the movement of traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway. The bad weather also led to the suspension of air traffic from Srinagar airport.

 

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