Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed

The 300-km arterial Jammu- Srinagar national highway remained closed for traffic on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

He said that the traffic was suspended for the second consecutive day today due to landslides. The official, however, did not give any clear indication of when the vital road will reopen.

Efforts are on to clear the arterial road of the landslides and restore the damaged bridge near Udhampur, a senior police officer said.

The highway was closed for vehicular traffic yesterday, after a massive landslide struck the highway at Morh Passi in Udhampur district, damaging a bridge and blocking the road.

The bridge had developed cracks under the impact of the landslide, making it difficult for the authorities to risk any chance of allowing the traffic to ply on it.

Meanwhile, due to bad weather a landslide struck the highway in Ramsu area of Ramban on Tuesday morning. However, officials said that the road stretch is being cleared.


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