Srinagar: The strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday as authorities said snow and landslide clearance is still going on the road.
Officials said that heavy snow accumulation in Bannihal and landslides in Panthal and some other places in Ramban sector have forced closure of the highway.
They said that snow and landslide clearance is in progress and once the road is traffic worthy, those vehicles which are stranded at various locations on the highway will be allowed to process.
Traffic officials said that no movement of traffic will be allowed from Jammu or Srinagar on the highway today to ensure the safety of passengers and vehicles.
The closure of the highway, which is the lifeline of essential supplies to the landlocked Kashmir Valley, has caused shortage of vegetables, mutton etc.
Authorities assert enough supplies of petroleum products including cooking gas were available in the valley, but people in many areas have been complaining of shortages. (Agencies)