Kashmir Highway Closed Due To Snowfall

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Chances Of Reopening Of Thoroughfare Remote: Officials  

Srinagar- Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, was closed for traffic following fresh snowfall on Saturday, officials said.

They said there was heavy snowfall near Jawahar tunnel, leading to the closure of the strategic thoroughfare, as per news agency GNS.

Traffic authorities were heard making announcement, requesting the drivers to return back and “not led people astray.”

“It is my humble request to please return as there are no chances of traffic resuming today.

The vehicles which have passed Nagrota are stranded in Chinani, Ramban, Batote and Nasri,” DTI Nagrota, Inspector Rakesh Kumar, was heard making announcement through public address system fitted in the traffic department vehicle. “Please don’t take any risk.  There are chances of (land and snow) slides and as such return home. Whenever highway reopens, there would be traffic from Srinagar to Jammu.”

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