Sgr-Jmu highway closed for 3rd day

Sgr-Jmu highway closed for 3rd day

Srinagar: The highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, remained closed for the third day Friday due to landslides and shooting stones, triggered by rain and snow.
Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks laden with essentials, also remained stranded on the highway for the past several days.
Traffic remained suspended on the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the third day as there were fresh landslides, a traffic police official said.
Hundreds of Kashmir-bound vehicles, particularly those carrying essentials, including vegetables, are stranded at different places, including Jammu, Udhampur and Nagrota due to closure of the highway.
Similarly, empty trucks and oil tankers besides other vehicles are stranded on this side of the Jawahar tunnel.
Meanwhile, the Ladakh region remained cut off from the Kashmir valley as snow clearance operation launched has been hampered due to fresh snowfall.
There was also fresh snowfall on historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, which remained closed for the past four months.

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