Jammu-Srinagar National Highway opens for traffic

The Jammu-Srinagar National highway was closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides triggered by heavy rains.

By: PTI | Jammu | Published:August 7, 2016 4:50 pm
landlide, flood, jammu landslide, jammu floods, floods, jammu rains, jammu srinagar, jammu roads, jammu traffic, jammu news, jammu, india news A man rides a scooter through a flooded street during heavy rains in Jammu. (Source: Reuters)

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was on Sunday briefly closed for a few hours due to landslide but was later thrown open for traffic.

“The over 300-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic after a massive landslide blocked the highway near Kherri area of the Udhampur district early morning today,” a police officer said.

“The debris was cleared and the highway was thrown open by the afternoon,” the officer said.

He said that even as two-way traffic is allowed on the entire highway, only one-way traffic is being allowed in the area that was hit by landslide.

“We are advising the drivers to exercise caution while driving as continuous rainfall has made driving difficult,” he said.

The Jammu-Srinagar National highway was closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides triggered by heavy rains at Gangroo, Panthal, Seri and Karool areas in Ramban district. Canal road-Jewel chowk and Akhnoor road-Bakshinagar areas witnessed heavy traffic jam for several hours, police officials said.

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