J-K national highway closed for fourth consecutive day

  • PTI, None, Jammu
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2015 14:08 IST

The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.

"The highway remains closed for the fourth consecutive day due to fresh landslides at Kheri in Udhampur district and Gangroo in Ramban district," police officials said.

They said the highway was closed after continuous rain and snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir triggered massive landslides at various places on the highway in which a large portion of the road was washed away.

The authorities have deployed men and machinery to clear the highway for vehicular traffic, they added.

"Though we have stopped the movement of fresh vehicles on the highway, but still there are a large number of vehicles that continue to remain stranded on the highway," they said.

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