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Fresh snowfall closes Srinagar-Jammu highway

The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed Monday morning following fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector of the over 300-kilometre road.

Published: 04th February 2013 09:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2013 10:55 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed Monday morning following fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector of the over 300-kilometre road.

Officials of the Border Roads Organisation said Monday that there was fresh snowfall during the night in the Bannihal sector of the strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway.

"The highway has been closed for vehicular traffic because of snowfall in Bannihal. It is snowing at this time too. Road clearance operation would start once snowfall stops," an official said.

Reports said many vehicles carrying passengers and goods have been stranded on the highway.

The Srinagar-Jammu highway is the landlocked Valley's only road link to the rest of the country. All essential supplies are routed to Kashmir through this highway. Temporary closures of the highway invariably result in unscrupulous traders resorting to hoarding and profiteering.

The weather department has forecast widespread rain and snowfall in the Valley Monday, set to continue till Feb 7.

An adverse weather advisory issued by Sonam Lotus, director of the local MET office, had said last week that heavy to very snowfall, especially in the Pir Panjal Mountain Range in the Valley, could disrupt air and surface transport.

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