Srinagar-Jammu highway partly reopens, stranded vehicles allowed
The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway reopened partially after remaining closed due to heavy snowfall since last evening.
However, a number of roads to far flung and remote areas, including areas near the Line of Control besides Mughal road in Pirpanchal range had also been closed.
Though it was still snowing and raining, the Srinagar-Jammu highway was partially put through this afternoon.
A UNI correspondent at Jawahar tunnel said that vehicles stranded on other side of the tunnel, were allowed to move towards Srinagar this afternoon.
The road is very slippery and vehicles were moving very slowly, he said adding that no vehicle from this side of the tunnel was allowed to proceed towards Jammu.
He said the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has cleared the snow on the highway which was very slippery.
Majority vehicles at different places were allowed to move towards the Kashmir valley. However, in case the temperature goes further down, no vehicle will be allowed in the evening, official sources said.
Decision to allow stranded vehicles on this side of the tunnel will be taken only after considering the road condition, they said.
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