SRINAGAR : The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed yet again from this afternoon following heavy snowfall at Jawahar tunnel area since this morning.
However, majority of vehicles which had left different parts of the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, for Jammu have crossed the tunnel area despite slippery road since this morning.
A traffic police official said Srinagar-Jammu national highway was declared closed this afternoon due to heavy snowfall. It was still snowing hampering snow clearance operation on the highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
After allowing traffic from Jammu for Srinagar for two days, today traffic was from Srinagar to Jammu. This was done to clear the Kashmir–bound passengers before the highway was closed as there was a prediction for heavy to very heavy snowfall from Monday to February 6. The Met department spokesman had warned that this system would affect surface and air traffic, particularly till February.