Jammu-Srinagar NHW partially reopens after two-day closure

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SRINAGAR — The crucial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NHW) partially reopened on Friday, offering relief to commuters stranded for two days due to heavy snowfall and adverse weather conditions.

“Restoration efforts are ongoing to clear remaining debris and stranded vehicles,” an official told a local news agency. “However, drivers must exercise caution as a section near Sherbibi remains single-lane and several stretches are slippery.”

Authorities are working tirelessly to ensure smooth traffic flow and address potential hazards on the vital roadway. While the reopening marks a positive step, complete normalcy is yet to be restored.

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“J&K Traffic Police advises commuters to drive cautiously on NHW due to ongoing restoration work,” the department said in a statement. “A portion near Sherbibi is single-lane and slippery in some areas.”

The closure of NHW, Kashmir’s primary land connection to the rest of India, had caused significant disruptions to essential supplies and travel. The partial reopening, while not offering full access yet, provides a crucial lifeline for the region and brings hope for a swift return to normalcy.

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