Ramban, Dec 19: Srinagar-Jammu highway, which was blocked due to a major landslide near Seri here, was reopened for vehicular traffic on Wednesday, police said.
More than 900 vehicles were stranded on two sides of highway due to road blockade, the police said adding that after hectic efforts BECON cleared the debris of landslide allowing stranded vehicles to move towards their destination.
According to official sources all the stranded vehicles - both passenger and load carriers - were allowed by the traffic department to move towards the Valley. These vehicles remained stranded at Batote, Chanderkot and Ramban since Tuesday noon after the road was closed due to the landslide at Seri.
Additional SP Traffic (Highway) told Greater Kashmir that the highway has been partially opened for one way traffic only.
Meanwhile, minimum temperature across Kashmir region remained below the zero-degree mark, while the mercury in the remote Leh town plummeted 11 degrees below the freezing point.
In the nearby Kargil district, the mercury overnight fell to minus 8.0 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature was recorded at 4.0 degree Celsius there.
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