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Landslides, snowfall closes highway, one person injured after hit by shooting stone

SRINAGAR: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, was closed for vehicular movement due to landslides, shooting stones at many places en route the thoroughfare and snow accumulation around the NAVYUG Tunnel.

Official sources told massive landslide has occurred at Cafeteria Morh, Ramban while there is rock slide at Samroli.

“Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for vehicular movement due to landslides, shooting stones at many places on highway and snow accumulation around the NAVYUG Tunnel,” a traffic department official said. Sources said that one person sitting in a truck (JK05F-1003) was injured after hit by shooting stone at Nihar Ramban around 4 a.m. He was shifted to hospital in an ambulance, they said.

Also, Chatroo-Kishtwar road has been blocked near Gagamar, sources said.
Meanwhile, Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts, remained closed for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation at Peer Ki Gali.

Also,Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road remained shut for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation on Zoji la axis and has been closed till further orders. Kishtwar-Sinthan road also remained closed in view of snow accumulation, the traffic department official said. (GNS)

 

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