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Srinagar-Jammu national highway opened to clear stranded vehicles

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The Srinagar-national highway was today opened to clear vehicles stranded on it after the road remained shut for four days due to landslides caused by heavy rains and snowfall, an said.

"The highway has been restored for stranded vehicles only. Vehicles from would not be allowed to proceed towards at the moment," a said.

The arterial road, which has been closed since Monday, was briefly re-opened for traffic on Tuesday but had to be closed again due to landslides.

The highway -- the only all-weather road link connecting valley with the rest of -- was closed for traffic on Monday as experienced the season's first major snowfall.

The closure of the highway resulted in shooting of prices of essential commodities in the valley while fresh vegetables disappeared from the market.

Divisional administration officials, however, maintained that there was adequate stock of essential commodities in the valley.

They warned that traders found trying to take advantage of the road block would be dealt with as per the law.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:40 IST
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