Jammu-Srinagar National Highway blocked due to landslides heavy rains; Ramban schools closed

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Jammu-Srinagar National Highway blocked
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Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed to traffic due to landslides

Peculiarities

  • Vehicles are prohibited from both sides – from Jammu towards Srinagar and vice versa.
  • After the weather clears up, only the stuck cars will be able to move to their destination.
  • J&K police also advised passengers to call the numbers listed and check for updates.

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked to traffic on Wednesday due to landslides from hilltops in several places. Confirming the blockade of the road, the Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted today: “Northwest Jammu-Srinagar road blocked due to rock/landslide fire in several places, also Mughal road blocked due to landslide in Poshan and SSG road blocked in Chini-Nalla due to a landslide.

After torrential rains on Tuesday, the Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed due to the continuous shelling of stones from Pantyal.

A traffic police fact sheet states: “Due to heavy rain all over NH-44 and rocking in Pantial and elsewhere, around 3,000 HMVs and LMVs were stranded on NHW. Tomorrow 22 June 2022 no new vehicles are allowed from either side i.e. from Jammu towards Srinagar and vice versa. Weather permitting, only stranded vehicles may proceed to their destination, provided there are road conditions suitable for traffic.”

Regarding vehicle traffic on the SSG Road, the traffic police stated: “Provided that the weather is good and the roads are in good condition, vehicle traffic on the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gimari road will be allowed from both sides – Srinagar towards Kargil and vice versa. depart from Minamarg and Sonamarg from 05:00 to 17:00 and HMVs will depart from Minamarg towards Srinagar from 07:00 to 11:30 and from Sonamarg towards Kargil from 13:00 to 18:00. The movement of vehicles is prohibited from 18:00 to 17:00. am”

Meanwhile, heavy rains continued to hit the Ramban area in Jammu and Kashmir.

Due to inclement weather, all schools in the area, including high schools, were ordered to remain closed on Wednesday.

Confirming the developments, the Deputy Commissioner of Ramban today stated, “All schools in the Ramban area, including higher secondary schools, must remain closed today due to heavy rains and flooding of nallahs/mudflows in several places.”

(According to ANI)

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