"One of our boys was injured during the road clearance operations in Panthal area yesterday (Monday)," the official said.
"The operation has started again. If the weather permits, stranded vehicles would be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar."
The highway is the only surface link of the landlocked Kashmir valley with the rest of the country. All essentials of life are routed through this highway.
Temporary closures of the highway especially during the winter months often shoot up prices of essential commodities as unscrupulous traders resort to hoarding and profiteering.