Jammu-Kashmir highway closed due to landslide

The 270 Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only road that connects Kashmir Valley to the rest of the country, was closed for traffic due to landslides triggered by heavy rains at several places in Ramban district on Thursday, officials said.

The highway was blocked by shooting stones, landslides at four places. One such place is  Cafeteria Moore Ramban.

Hundreds of vehicles including those carrying Amarnath yatris, are stranded. 

The convoy carrying Amarnath yatris to Kashmir has been stopped at Chanderkoot and Nashri for now, officials said. Restoration work is in progress.