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    Snowfall at Patnitop-Banihal blocks Jammu-Srinagar Highway


    Snowfall at Patnitop-Banihal blocks -Srinagar Highway

    Tahir Mushtaq

    RAMBAN, Jan 06: Many parts of district Ramban received fresh snowfall, ending the dry spell, with the Srinagar- Jammu Highway being closed for some time due to bad .


    The 300 km arterial highway, the active road link which connects the Valley with rest of the country, especially in the areas around Jawahar Tunnel and Patnitop forced its closure.


    There was snowfall in many areas across the district Ramban including Pogal Paristan, Gool, Patnitop besides other parts of state like Baderwah, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam during the night. Banihal, the gateway town to Valley in south, received 8 inches snow in upper reaches and 2.5 foot at Jawahar Tunnel.


    All sort of traffic towards Srinagar stopped at Jammu, Manwal and Udhampur. Snow plow has been put on work, however, it is expected to snow almost throughout the day as per advisory issued by Meteorological Wing, traffic officials said.


    “The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway has been closed for vehicular traffic due to snowfall,” Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Jawahar Tunnel Nihar Ranjan said.


    He added that about 500 trucks and around 200 Light Motor Vehicles were stranded for several hours across at both sides of Jawahar Tunnel.


    He further said that at many places there are reports of landslides and shooting stones


    However, Banihal Qazigund-Baramulla train continuing its services during the fresh snowfall and the stranded passengers enjoying while travelling by train.

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