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J&K highway closed for traffic due to landslide

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which is the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was closed for vehicular traffic today due to a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district of Jammu & Kashmir today.

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DNA Web Team

Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 06:02 PM IST

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The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which is the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was closed for vehicular traffic today due to a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district of Jammu & Kashmir today.

The 300-km-long highway was closed after landslides were triggered by heavy rains at Panthal in Ramban district this afternoon, senior superintendent of police, National Highway, Kifayat Haider said.

As a result of the landslides, about 100-150 vehicles are stranded on different stretches of the highway, he said.

Men and machines of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are working to clear the landslide, he said.

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