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Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway resumed after seven days

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After seven days in the wake of heavy snowfall last week, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was reopened on Sunday, even as the city and some other parts of Kashmir received another spell of snowfall, officials said.

The 260-kilometer-long highway, the only all-weather highway linking Kashmir to the rest of the country, was re-opened on Sunday morning for new traffic, officials said.

They, however, said only one-way traffic from Jammu to Srinagar was permitted.

On January 3, due to the accumulation of snow and landslides and shooting stones in the wake of heavy snowfall, the highway was closed.

On the highway, which remained closed to traffic for five days, several vehicles were stranded.

On Friday, the road was cleared, but on that day and Saturday, only stranded vehicles were able to pass.

Fresh traffic was permitted to ply this morning, however, as the weather improved and the condition of the road was also better, the officials said.

The Mughal Road—the alternative road-link connecting the valley via the Shopian-Rajouri axis to the Jammu division—was closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall in the area, officials added.

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