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Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked  after fresh landslides in Ramban area  today.
IGP Traffic, SA Watali  told the Excelsior that movement of vehicles on  Jammu-Srinagar National Highway came to halt in the morning at around 9 am when fresh landslides took place at Mehar, about 4 kms short of Ramban. It was massive and road could not be cleared till this evening.
He said some light vehicles were allowed to move via Maitra using old Chenab bridge at Ramban and nearly 1400 vehicles were cleared for Srinagar. But  fresh landslides  at Anokhifall near Panthial blocked the National Highway completely  at around 5 pm this evening.
Watali said that there will be no movement of vehicles tomorrow on the highway.  About 500 passenger vehicles have been stranded  in  Batote and Chanderkote areas.
He said the one way traffic will be resumed only after clearance of road tomorrow,  that too,  if the weather remained fair.  He said that a large number of vehicles have  been stranded at other places also and National Highway authorities have pressed men and machinery to clear the highway.


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