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Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopens

chandigarh Updated: Jul 11, 2015 14:29 IST

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which remained closed due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, has reopened for traffic and all the stranded vehicles have been cleared.

The landslides at Ramsoo stretch had blocked the highway yesterday resulting in over 2000 vehicles getting stranded at various places en route the highway.

The men and machinery of the Border Road Organisation (BRO) cleared the highway.

"The highway was reopened for traffic after the landslides triggered by heavy rains were cleared", a police officer said on Saturday.

This is the second time that the highway was closed following heavy rains across the state.

On Thursday, the highway was closed at 3 AM following heavy rainfall and the Amarnath pilgrimage was halted. The highway was thrown open after remaining closed for several hours.