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Stranded vehicles get moving on Jammu-Srinagar highway

IANS  |  Jammu 

Vehicles, stranded on the Jammu-highway for two days due to a landslide in district, were allowed to move on Saturday, while no new traffic was allowed for now, officials said.

"Stranded vehicles, mostly those carrying supplies to the Kashmir Valley, are being allowed to move on the Jammu-national highway, which remained closed for two days due to landslide in the Digdol area (of Ramban)," a said.

No fresh traffic will be allowed to move on the highway, from either the Banihal or Udhampur side on Saturday, the added.

Traffic officials said the highway was cleared on Friday evening for one-way traffic and over 600 vehicles were allowed to move, but shooting stones continuously interrupted movement in Digdol area, again forcing closure of the highway.

"A engaged in landslide debris clearance was injured when a boulder hit his machine late on Friday evening," an said, adding road-opening operation was again started in the morning today.

A massive landslide had hit the Digdol area on Thursday, forcing closure of the key highway.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 19:00 IST