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Dec 14, 2019

Vehicular traffic on Jammu-Srinagar NH remains suspended for 2nd consecutive day

Vehicular traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained suspended for a second consecutive day today due to its blockage triggered by snowfall and landslides since Thursday evening.

IGP, Traffic Police, Alok Kumar said about 3.6 feet snow has accumulated around Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district, which is being cleared by Border Roads Organisation, BRO authorities since early morning. There has, however, been no snowfall overnight.  

Mr Kumar said that at about 8 places between Ramban and Ramsu, landslides and shooting stones blocked the Highway. The IGP said about 3,000 trucks are stranded in Quazigund area in the Valley. Similarly, more than two thousand trucks are stuck between Jammu and Udhampur as a large number of Light Motor Vehicles are stranded in Udhampur.

Meanwhile, in view of continuous rain and snowfall in districts of Jammu region, Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma held an extensive meeting with Deputy Commissioners and heads of various departments. He reviewed restoration of power supply, clearance of snow, stock position of essential commodities and overall preparedness for winter in the division.

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