Jammu-Kashmir national highway closes due to snowfall

January 16th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Jammu, Jan.16 (ANI): The 300 km ammu-Srinagar national highway, which is the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was closed for traffic on Friday following a heavy snowfall.
The J-K highway got blocked due to heavy snow at Jawahar tunnel and holiday spot Patnitop. Besides, the road has become slippery at several places in Ramban-Banihal belt, officials with the traffic department said.
Over 1200 vehicles have been stranded at several places on the Highway and the Border Road Organisation (BRO) is trying to clear the Highway of snow. (ANI)

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