Fresh landslide blocks Jammu-Srinagar highway

The 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed yet again on Friday due to landslides and shooting stones, triggered by rain.
Traffic on the highway was disrupted for several hours on Thursday also due to land and mudslides besides shooting stones. We have again stopped traffic movement on the highway since early this morning, a traffic police official told  here.
He said there were fresh landslides at Panthyal and several other places in Ramban due to overnight rain. However, he said the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have rushed sophisticated machines and men to troubled spots. But, he said, the road clearance operation was being hampered due to continued landslides and shooting stones.