Traffic suspended on Kashmir highway due to landslides

Srinagar: Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was suspended due to landslides, official sources said on Tuesday.

Hundreds of Jammu bound vehicles, including trucks loaded with fruit, empty oil tankers, are stranded on the highway after the road was closed for traffic due to landslides on Monday afternoon.

Only stranded vehicles would be allowed before decision will be taken to resume normal traffic on the highway, sources said.

They said there were frequent landslides on the highway at several places, particularly between Ramban and Ramsu almost throughout the night. Men and machinery has been pressed into service to clear the landslides and put through the road.

They said large number of vehicles got stranded on the highway. Fresh traffic will be allowed only after clearing the stranded vehicles, they added.

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