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Jammu Srinagar highway closed for second day following heavy snowfall

The 300-km Long Highway Continues To Remain Closed For Vehicular Traffic Since 7 AM On Friday Following Snowfall And Heavy Rains, A Traffic Police Officer Said.

PTI | Updated on: 07 Jan 2017, 03:05:40 PM
Snowfall in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district


The Jammu-Srinagar national highway continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic for the second consecutive day on Saturday following snowfall at various places in Ramban and Udhampur districts.

"The 300-km long highway continues to remain closed for vehicular traffic since 7 AM on Friday following snowfall and heavy rains at various places en route the highway," a Traffic Police officer said.

No vehicle was allowed to move on the highway towards Kashmir Valley from Nagrota check post as a precautionary measure, he said.

There has been heavy snowfall at Jawahir tunnel, Banihaland Patni top areas along the highway. Hills of Bhaderwah, Kathua, Kishtwar and Ramban also experienced snowfall on Friday.

In Jammu city and plain area, heavy rainfall is on since Friday triggering cold wave conditions. 

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First Published : 07 Jan 2017, 02:53:00 PM