J-K highway closed for traffic due to mudslides in Ramban


The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic on Monday due to a landslide in Ramban district, leaving a few hundred vehicles stranded on the arterial road, officials said here.

The 270-kilometre-long highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by mudslides and shooting stones between Chanderkote and Banihal in the district, they said.

As a result of this, 300 vehicles are stranded at different points of the highway, the officials said, adding that workers and machinery have been deployed to clear the area.

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