Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens after brief disruption

Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens after brief disruption
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Srinagar: The national Srinagar-Jammu highway after disruption for about six hours due to landslides was reopened for traffic, officials said on Saturday.
Officials said traffic was resumed on the highway that was closed for traffic yesterday following landslides, triggered by rain. However, the BRO cleared the highway and put through the road after about five hours of disruption.
They said Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) will ply from both Srinagar and Jammu. However, Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMVs) will continue to ply one-way only, he said. Today, HMVs will ply from Jammu to Srinagar and heavy vehicles will be allowed from opposite direction, he said.
Meanwhile the Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remained closed due to fresh snowfall and landslides at several places, including Pir-ki-Gali.
Traffic also remained suspended on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway for the second day today due to fresh snowfall and slippery road condition, he said.