The Kashmir highway, linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, was closed due to landslides and shooting, triggered by overnight heavy rain.
‘We have suspended traffic on the highway due to landslides and shooting stones in Penthal area,’ a traffic police official said.
However, he said the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway have already pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to clear the landslides.
It will take some time to put through the highway, he said adding but the weather is still not favourable.
Meanwhile, number of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the Penthal on the highway.