Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar-Jammu highway shut due to incessant rains, landslides

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, has been closed due to landslides triggered by incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir.

Officials said that the highway was blocked for traffic movement at Panthayal and no vehicular movement shall be allowed on March 23 in view of the forecast by the MeT department.

“Tomorrow (23-03-2021), no vehicular movement shall be allowed from either side on Jammu-Srinagar highway in view of inclement weather prediction issued by MeT department for next few days,” a traffic department official said. He said that there was the possibility of landslides and shooting stones at several places amid continuous rainfall along the highway. Reports said that landslides have occurred in the Ramban-Ramsoo area.

The official said that Mughal road, connecting Poonch and Shopian districts continue to remain closed due to snow accumulation.


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