Fresh landslides force shutting Srinagar-Jammu highway again

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Srinagar, Jan 30: Srinagar-Jammu highway was on Wednesday closed again after fresh landslides blocked the highway at many places in Ramban area, said traffic officials overseeing the traffic on the road prone to stone pelting and landslides in the winter months.
Traffic officials said, “One-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu will be allowed as soon as the landslide is cleared”, adding that “no traffic will be allowed in the opposite direction to avoid overcrowding.”
After remaining closed for six days, the strategic highway was restored for one-way traffic  Monday this week
Meanwhile the light snowing is being witnessed in upper reaches of Kashmir valley including tourist spots Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Lolab area of Kupwara district from Wednesday morning  MeT department has predicted moderate snowing on Thursday when the thirty day long period of the harshest season of Chilla-i-Kalan ends. Weather showed marginal improvement as minimum temperatures in Srinagar recorded Tuesday night was minus 0.3 degree celcius.

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