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JK highway reopened for vehicular traffic

The 300-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and the rest of the country, was today reopened for vehicular traffic a day after it was closed due to snowfall and slippery conditions at some stretches along it.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2011 12:12 IST

The 300-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and the rest of the country, was today reopened for vehicular traffic a day after it was closed due to snowfall and slippery conditions at some stretches along it.

"The highway has been reopened for vehicular traffic for light and medium vehicles. However, trucks and heavy vehicles were only allowed from Jammu to Srinagar today," officials said.

Over 300 vehicles stranded at various places have been cleared, they said.

Vehicular traffic was not allowed on Tuesday on the highway from both the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar due to slippery road conditions and shooting stones triggered by heavy rains and snowfall.

One and half inch of snowfall was recorded at Jawahar tunnel besides Banihal town, they said.

Due to fresh snowfall triggered at Nathatop, Patnitop, Banihal town and the Jawahar tunnel along the highway since Monday evening, the road got slippery at several places and shooting stones were also triggered at Panthyal in Ramban district.