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Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to landslide in Ramban, 3,000 vehicles stranded


JAMMU: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for vehicular traffic on Friday due to a landslide in Ramban district that leftover 3,000 vehicles stranded, officials said.

The 270-km-long highway, which is the only all-weather road link between Kashmir and the rest of the country, was blocked by the landslide at the Digdol area in the district on Thursday night, they said.

Over 3,000 heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) and 300 light motor vehicles (LMVs) are stranded at different locations along the highway, the officials said.

The men and machinery have been deployed to clear the area, they added. The highway remained closed for three days last week due to snowfall and landslides triggered by heavy rains.