Landslides block traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu Srinagar National Highway remained blocked due to landslides and shooting stones on Wednesday morning.

Official sources said that incessant rains that lashed the area during the night triggered land and mudslides at Maroog Battary Chasma Seri and other places on the highway besides rolling stones at Panthyal.  This hampered the movement of vehicular traffic on the highway.

Authorities pressed their men and machinery to clear the landslides.

Traffic was restored on Wednesday 11 am.

There was jam on the highway from both sides after it was thrown open for the traffic.

Traffic police cops had difficult time at various places to restore the order.