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Heavy snowfall shuts Jammu-Srinagar route

January 22, 2005 18:00 IST

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Friday due to heavy snowfall, traffic authorities said.

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Officials said it had been snowing heavily between Patnitop and Batote since Thursday.

Jawahar Tunnel in Banihal was also inaccessible.

The Jammu-Doda and Rajouri-Poonch routes were also closed.

The weather had affected air traffic from Srinagar on Thursday.

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