Landslide hits Uri area blocking Srinagar-Muzafarabad Road

Uri, July 13: The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road was blocked on Tuesday following a landslide triggered by incessant rains in Uri sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

A massive landslide hit the road near Laghama area in Uri, blocking traffic.

An official said that men and machinery were pressed into service and made the road functional for light motor vehicles. He said that road is still blocked for the heavy vehicles.

The official said that Border Roads Organization (BRO) is on job to clear the road.

The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road had been blocked several times in past due to massive landslides which also prompted the authorities to shift dozens of families living close to the Line of Control to safer places.

The official from BRO said that many heavy motor vehicles are stranded while efforts are on to restore the traffic. knt

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