Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to landslide


(PTI) Over 1,300 vehicles were left stranded as the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic since last night due to a landslide in Ramban district, officials said on Friday.

The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed by a landslide triggered during the widening of the road near the first bridge in Ramban district on Thursday night, they said.

As a result, heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) and Light motor vehicles (LMVs) among others were left stranded at different points of the highway, they said.

Men and machinery have been deployed to clear the area, they added.

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