Authorities suspended traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Monday after it was blocked by multiple landslides triggered by heavy rain in Ramban and Udhampur districts, PTI reported. The highway is the only all-weather road that connects the Kashmir Valley to the rest of India.
Though no damage or casualty was reported, the landslides caused a massive traffic jam, leaving hundreds of people stranded, unidentified officials said. More than 300 vehicles were stranded at various places on the highway, they said. The Border Roads Organisation is working to clear the highway.
Traffic on the Srinagar-Leh highway was also suspended after a landslide hit the Sonamarg-Drass stretch on Monday morning, reported Greater Kashmir.
The Mughal Road, which connects Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu with South Kashmir’s Shopian, is open for two-way traffic.