The 300-km long Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only link road that connects Kashmir with the rest of country, remained closed for the second consecutive day on Friday due to landslides triggered by snowfall. Traffic from both sides was not allowed to ply on the National Highway as precautionary measures due to the landslides triggered at several places on the highway due to snowfall, a traffic police spokesman told KNS. “We are clearing the stranded vehicles; no fresh vehicles would be allowed to start their journey from either side of the Jammu-Srinagar highway,” he said. He told KNS that in the wake of heavy snowfall on the highway, the decision to stop the vehicular traffic was taken to avoid any untoward incident. “Today, we allowing stranded vehicles to pass and further decision on movement on the highway will be taken accordingly,” he said. He informed that men and machines of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are working to clear the highway for traffic.
2015 Kashmir Despatch