Traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar national highway

Banihal:

With improvement in the weather, the traffic on Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored on Saturday after a day-long closure owing to snowfall and rains across Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The light motor vehicles were allowed from both sides, Jammu as well as Srinagar, at around 11 am after the highway was cleared of accumulated snow between the Qazigund-Banihal stretch and mudslides and landslides at several places in Ramban sector, a spokesperson of the traffic department said.

However, he said the road clearance operation is still on to make the highway traffic-worthy for heavy motor vehicles within the next couple of hours.