J-K: Traffic at NH-44 suspended due to heavy snowfall

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 9 : The vehicular traffic was suspended between Jammu- Srinagar National Highway (NH) - 44 on Thursday following the landslides at Jammu-Kashmir's Digdol and Panthial due to heavy snowfall.

The heavy snowfall at various places in Kashmir and many parts of Jammu region including the Jawahar Tunnel led to closure of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Wednesday as well.

Heavy snowfall led to blockage of roads between Ramban and Ramsu area. The historic Mughal road connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region also witnessed heavy snowfall since last night.

Shimla and surrounding areas including Kufri, Narkanda and Khara Pathar also received snowfall, which led to a considerable drop in temperature.

The Meteorological Department has predicted that widespread rain and snow, which hit the region today will remain until March 13.

Source: ANI