Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to heavy snowfall

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Tuesday after snowfall in Jawahar tunnel area in Ramban district.

The 270-km highway is the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country.

Traffic was stopped on the highway after snowfall near Jawahar tunnel. There was 3 to 6 inches of snow near Jawahar tunnel and nearly 1,000 vehicles have been stranded between the Tunnel and the Ramban sector, the official said.