Jammu & Kashmir

Snowfall aftermath: Jammu-Srinagar highway, other roads closed

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed as landslides, mudslides triggered by snowfall disrupts traffic movement on the thoroughfare. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, remained closed due to landslides, mudslides, and shooting stones at several places along the 270-km stretch, officials said on Thursday.

A traffic police official said that efforts are underway to restore the traffic on the thoroughfare.

In a tweet also, traffic police said the highway remains closed for vehicular movement due to landslides/mudslides and shooting stones at several places.

Officials meanwhile said that authorities were clearing snow accumulations at the Jawahar tunnel.

Meanwhile, they said, Mughal road, which connects Shopian with Poonch-Rajouri districts, Srinagar-Leh highway, and Sinthan road, connecting Anantnag and Kishtwar districts, remained closed due to snow accumulation.


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