Srinagar- The strategic 270-kilometres Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed due to shooting stones along the thoroughfare, mainly in Ramban district, officials said on Friday.
A few hundred vehicles, including those carrying a batch of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, are stranded on the highway, they said. Heavy rains triggered shooting of stones at Mehaar and Cafeteria Morh in Ramban, blocking the highway, the officials said.
A convoy of 174 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims has been halted at Chanderkoot Yatra Niwas till clearance of the road, they said.
“People are advised not to travel on Jammu -Srinagar highway without confirmation from Traffic Control Units Jammu/Srinagar/Ramban.”
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