Kashmir highway through despite snow, Leh and Mughal roads closed

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Despite fresh snowfall, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with rest of the country was through with some restrictions to avoid any accident due to slippery road conditions in the morning.
The national highway, linking the Ladakh region with summer capital and historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region have been closed for winter months due to accumulation of heavy snow.
Dozens  of roads leading to far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) also remained closed in north Kashmir.
A traffic police official said today that there was fresh snowfall at Jawahar tunnel and rain at Qazigund and other areas on the highway this morning.
”Due to slippery road conditions after the snowfall, we stopped traffic in the morning,” he said adding that later, it was allowed from both sides with some restrictions.    Now vehicles, including those carrying passengers, are moving towards their respective destinations, he said.
Official sources said  dozens of far-flung and remote areas, particularly near the LoC, also remained cut off due to several feet of snowfall.
They said the Razdan pass connecting the border town of Gurez with district headquarters Bandipora also received fresh snowfall.
The road has been closed for winter months only to reopen in March or April.

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