Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for second day

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Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the second day Sunday as fresh snowfall and shooting stones continued at vulnerable sectors of the road, an official said.

Due to fresh snowfall in the Bannihal and Patnitop sectors coupled with shooting stones in Panthal, no traffic is allowed to ensure the safety of passengers, Brigadier T.P.S Rawat of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) told IANS.

Rawat said snowfall was continuing on two sides of the Jawahar Tunnel in Bannihal.

“When it stops, we shall move our men and machines to restore the highway for traffic,” he said.

He said the runway at the Srinagar airport was being continuously cleared to keep air traffic worthy.

A mild snowfall lashed Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley Sunday.