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Jammu and Kashmir highway blocked due to landslides triggered by rains

Jammu: Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road linking the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was suspended on Thursday due to landslides triggered by heavy overnight rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts.

Tight vigil ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Friday. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"The highway has been closed following landslides at several places triggered by rains in Udhampur and Ramban districts," police officials said.

The men and machines of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are working to clear the blockade on the 300-km-long highway.

The BRO, which is maintaining the road, pressed its men and machines into service to clear the highway.

Published Date: Jul 13, 2017 19:08 PM | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 19:09 PM