Kashmir highway closed after fresh snowfall

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday due to fresh snowfall in the Banihal area, traffic officials said.
Kashmir highway closed after fresh snowfall
Kashmir highway closed after fresh snowfall

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday due to fresh snowfall in the Banihal area, traffic officials said.

No vehicular traffic will be allowed on the highway due to continuous snowing near Jawahar tunnel area, said an official.

"Clearance operations will begin once the snowfall stops," he said.

Ending the nearly two-month long dry spell, rain lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday while moderate to heavy snowfall has been reported from the higher reaches.

On Sunday, the weather office said the region will receive rains and snow for next two days.

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