Landslides in Ramban, traffic resumed after hours of closure

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/4/2022 3:38:44 PM

*More rains, snow predicted

Kashmir residents protecting themselves from rains which lashed plains while mountains experienced snowfall on Thursday, March 02, 2022. KT PHOTO/Qazi Irshad#i
SRINAGAR, Mar 03: After being closed briefly due to landslides at Chamalwas area of Ramban, the traffic movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway has been resumed, officials said today.
“Traffic movement has resumed at Rehampadi, Chamalwas, from both sides on the national highway,” traffic official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
Landslides were reported to have occurred in the Rehampadi Chamalwas area on the national highway, bringing traffic on the highway to a grinding halt.
A traffic department official told GNS that restoration work was underway.
Meanwhile, Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts, remained closed for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation at Peer Ki Gali.
Also, Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road remained shut for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation on Zoji la axis and has been closed till further orders. Kishtwar-Sinthan road also remained closed in view of snow accumulation, the traffic department official said.
Meanwhile, the weatherman has forecast widespread light to moderate rain and snowfall in Kashmir Valley from Sunday night to March 8.
“As expected, light rain/snow occurred at some places Kashmir. Currently, weather is overcast to cloudy at most places of Kashmir & at some places of Jammu,” a meteorological department official said in a statement to GNS.
“Current weather likely to continue till tomorrow morning. Thereafter, weather likely to remain partly cloudy during March 4 and 5th,” he said, adding, “Another Western Disturbance is likely to affect J-K during 6th (night) to 8th due to which we expect widespread Light to Moderate Rain/Snow (mainly over higher reaches).”
He, however, said that there was no forecast of any significant weather till March 7.



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