Snowfall, landslides block J-K highway

Snowfall, landslides block J-K highway

The Jammu-Srinagar National road, the sole unrestricted road connecting geographical region with remainder of the country, was closed for traffic on Monday following snow around Jawahar Tunnel and landslides from the hillocks at many places in Ramban district, officers aforesaid.

The alternate link between the natural depression and remainder of the country, Mughal Road, additionally remained closed for the third day as high altitude areas knowledgeable snow, whereas plains of Jammu and different elements were lashed by rains since Sunday afternoon, the officers aforesaid.

The snow started around Jawahar Tunnel, the entrance to the geographical region natural depression, late Sunday evening and was continued intermittently, forcing authorities to suspend the traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National road because of slippery condition of the road, the officers aforesaid.

However, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that is maintaining the road stretch between Zig-Banihal, as well as the Jawahar Tunnel space, have ironed its men and machines to clear the road.

The National road Authority of Asian nation (NHAI), that is chargeable for road maintenance, has deployed its manpower to clear the road however the incessant rains hampered the clearance operations, the officers aforesaid, expecting the road to open up for traffic later within the day.

The officers aforesaid the Mughal Road, connecting the dual districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir’s Shopian district, remained closed for the third day in sight of serious snow in Peer Ki Gali and abutting areas.

The snow clearance operation is probably going to begin later within the day given the prediction of improvement in weather from this afternoon, they said.

Reports of snow from high altitude areas were received from Ramban, Doda, Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur districts, whereas the plains as well as Jammu town were lashed by rains since Sunday, ending over two-month-long dry spell within the region.

A meteoric Department official aforesaid the very best thirty seven.4 millimeter of precipitation was recorded in Banihal throughout the past twenty four hours ending eight.30 am Monday, followed by thirty five millimeter in Katra city, the bottom camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Hindu deity shrine.

Jammu town recorded twenty six.6 millimeter of precipitation throughout an equivalent amount, whereas the road city of Batote recorded thirty three.6 millimeter of precipitation.

After the snow, Banihal was the coldest recorded place in Jammu region with an occasional of zero.2 degrees Anders Celsius, the official aforesaid, adding that Katra recorded a minimum of nine.2 degrees Anders Celsius and Jammu twelve.6 degrees Anders Celsius.

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