Kashmir remains cut off by surface transport with the rest of the country

Srinagar:  Kashmir Valley remains cut off by surface transport with the rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Friday due to the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway amid snowfall and the shooting of stones at several places.

“Restoration work is going on at Kishtwari Pather, Sherbibi, Magerkote, Mehad-Cafeteria, and Dalwas,” a traffic official said, adding that “the road is slippery at several places on the national highway.”.

It has also advised people to avoid journeys on the highway until the road is clear.

The historical Mughal road connecting south Kashmir’s Shopian district with the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu division and the strategic Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG) road connecting Ladakh also remained closed for the past 3 days due to the accumulation of snowfall.

Reports of closure of several roads connecting far-flung areas in north Kashmir due to snowfall were also received. However, snow clearance operations have been launched at various places to make the roads traffic-worthy.

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