Roads blocked, flights cancelled as snowfall continues in J-K

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Roads blocked, flights cancelled as snowfall continues in J-K

The valley was cut off from the rest of the country as heavy snowfall led to blockage of roads and cancellation of flights.

Jammu-Srinagar National Highway continues to remain blocked for a second day after the state received fresh snowfall today.

Passengers are reportedly stranded at Banihal area in Jammu while landslides have blocked roads in Panthyal, Nachnalla and Digbol areas of Ramban district.

Roads are slippery after heavy snowfall this morning in the Jawahar tunnel area on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.

Jagjit Kumar, IG Traffi told reporters that no traffic movement will be allowed on the highway until rubble from the landslide is removed and stranded vehicles are rescued.

Jammu & Kashmir received its first rainfall of the season on Tuesday. 5 army jawans, 3 from Baktore Nani in Gurez and 2 from Nowgam sector of Kupwara district went missing after an avalanche hit the area.

Roads were blocked and flight operations cut off after heavy snowfall hit the state on Tuesday. The weather conditions are likely to continue till Thursday due to western disturbances over Jammu & Kashmir, the MeT department said.