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Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed

Authorities stop the movement of vehicular traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to heavy snowfall around Jawahar tunnel.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2008 20:53 IST

Authorities on Saturday stopped the movement of vehicular traffic on the 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to heavy snowfall around Jawahar tunnel, police said in Jammu.

Traffic authorities stopped the movement of vehicles this evening from both sides in view of continued snowfall around Jawahar tunnel and Shetani Nullah areas on the arterial road, they said.

Accumulation of snow in certain stretches of highway between Banihal-Jawahar tunnel and Jawahar tunnel-Qazigund has made the road slippery, they said, adding vehicular movement was stopped as a precautionary measure.

Traffic authorities were directed to ask vehicle owners to stop their vehicles at main station on the highway, police added.