J&K national highway closed after snowfall in Ramban
Banihal, Dec 20: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Friday after a snowfall in Jawahar tunnel area in Ramban district that leftover 1,000 vehicles stranded, an official said.
The 270-km highway is the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country. Traffic was stopped at 5.30 pm on the highway after snowfall near Jawahar tunnel.
There was 3 to 6 inches of snow near Jawahar tunnel this evening and nearly 1,000 vehicles have been stranded between the Tunnel and the Ramban sector, the official said.
Vehicles had been moving at a snail's pace due to slippery roads in the area, leading to a massive traffic jam on a 20-km stretch on the highway.