Sgr-Jmu highway closed again as snow, rainfall lead to slippery conditions of road, shooting stones

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By KNS on 01/02/2019.

Sgr-Jmu highway closed again as snow, rainfall lead to slippery conditions of road, shooting stones

Srinagar, Feb 01: The fresh snow as well as rainfall has yet again led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway for the third consecutive day.

The highway was earlier thrown open following the road was cleared by the authorities after pressing men and machinery.

However, the highway witnessed a fresh snowfall of about 1′-2.5′ feet at Banihal – Qazigund stretch due to which the road has been blocked.

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“Further, the rainfall in Banihal- Ramban stretch has also led to the landslides or shooting stones at many places like Anokhi fall, Kela Mode, Panthal  and others,” traffic officials said.

In view of the inclement weather as well as present road conditions, the stranded passengers are advised not to travel on NHW especially between Ramban to Qazigund, officials said, adding that the stranded vehicles would be allowed to proceed towards their destinations once the road is cleared.

“In view of the rain and snow in plains and other towns of the state, due to which the roads have become slippery, the general public is also advised take necessary precautions so as to avoid accidents and unnecessary road congestions,” traffic police said, adding that people are further advised to start their journey on NHW only after confirming status of the road