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Jammu-Srinagar Highway Closed For 5th Consecutive Day

India | Associated Press | January 25, 2019, 3:38 pm
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 The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Friday (January 25) for the fifth consecutive day due to landslides in Ramban district.<br /><br />In this photo, A man clears snow off a car near Banihal railway station, in Ramban district. (Image: PTI)

The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Friday (January 25) for the fifth consecutive day due to landslides in Ramban district.

In this photo, A man clears snow off a car near Banihal railway station, in Ramban district. (Image: PTI)

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 The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday (January 22) following landslides and snowfall and reports of an avalanche hitting the highway in the Jawahar Tunnel area. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday (January 22) following landslides and snowfall and reports of an avalanche hitting the highway in the Jawahar Tunnel area. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Traffic department officials said landslides have hit the strategic highway at some places in the Ramban district, including Digdol, Panthal, Magarkote and Khoni Nallah. The highway is the lifeline of landlocked Kashmir Valley as all essential supplies are routed into the valley through this road. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Traffic department officials said landslides have hit the strategic highway at some places in the Ramban district, including Digdol, Panthal, Magarkote and Khoni Nallah. The highway is the lifeline of landlocked Kashmir Valley as all essential supplies are routed into the valley through this road. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A man steps down from snow-covered stairs during snowfall in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

A man steps down from snow-covered stairs during snowfall in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Two men, holding an umbrella, walk past the snow-covered 'shikaras' during snowfall in Srinagar. The MET department has predicted more snowfall up to the 22nd January. (Image: PTI)

Two men, holding an umbrella, walk past the snow-covered 'shikaras' during snowfall in Srinagar. The MET department has predicted more snowfall up to the 22nd January. (Image: PTI)

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 An auto-rickshaw driver looks out from the snow-covered windshield of his vehicle as the fresh snow falls in Srinagar. Heavy snowfall has disrupted air traffic and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu. (Image: AP)

An auto-rickshaw driver looks out from the snow-covered windshield of his vehicle as the fresh snow falls in Srinagar. Heavy snowfall has disrupted air traffic and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Icicles hang from the roof of a hotel in Gulmarg, Srinagar. Gulmarg which means meadow of flowers was transformed into a resort by the British nearly a century ago. Located at 2,745 meters (9,000 feet) above sea level, it gets one to one-and-a-half meters of snow in the winter. (Image: AP)

Icicles hang from the roof of a hotel in Gulmarg, Srinagar. Gulmarg which means meadow of flowers was transformed into a resort by the British nearly a century ago. Located at 2,745 meters (9,000 feet) above sea level, it gets one to one-and-a-half meters of snow in the winter. (Image: AP)

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 A view of a snow-covered hut in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

A view of a snow-covered hut in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 Kashmiri men carry laundry collected from a nearby hotel as it snows in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

Kashmiri men carry laundry collected from a nearby hotel as it snows in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 A vehicle runs through a snow-covered road in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

A vehicle runs through a snow-covered road in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 Kashmiri sledge pullers walk on a snow-covered road in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

Kashmiri sledge pullers walk on a snow-covered road in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 A Kashmiri man clears snow from the roof of a hotel as it snows in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

A Kashmiri man clears snow from the roof of a hotel as it snows in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 A young Kashmiri boy skis down a slope in Gulmarg, Srinagar. (Image: AP)

A young Kashmiri boy skis down a slope in Gulmarg, Srinagar. (Image: AP)

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 A Kashmir boy reaches out for icicles hanging from a tin shed in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

A Kashmir boy reaches out for icicles hanging from a tin shed in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 A view of Betab Valley after a fresh snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag, Kashmir. (Image: PTI)

A view of Betab Valley after a fresh snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag, Kashmir. (Image: PTI)

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 A tourist takes photos of icicles formed due to a burst of a water supply line during a snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag. (Image: PTI)

A tourist takes photos of icicles formed due to a burst of a water supply line during a snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag. (Image: PTI)

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 A scenic panoramic view of Gulmarg that is painted in white after the snowfall. (Image: News18)

A scenic panoramic view of Gulmarg that is painted in white after the snowfall. (Image: News18)

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 A white blanket of thick snow covers Jammu and Kashmir. (Image: News18)

A white blanket of thick snow covers Jammu and Kashmir. (Image: News18)

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 Tourists enjoy a sledge ride at Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

Tourists enjoy a sledge ride at Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 People ski on a slope in Gulmarg, Srinagar. (Image: AP)

People ski on a slope in Gulmarg, Srinagar. (Image: AP)

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 A Kashmiri boy pulls the ski poles of his friend as he skis in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

A Kashmiri boy pulls the ski poles of his friend as he skis in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 A Kashmiri sledge puller pulls along an Indian tourist as children wait for their turn to ski down a slope in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

A Kashmiri sledge puller pulls along an Indian tourist as children wait for their turn to ski down a slope in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 Kashmiri sledge pullers wait for customers as it snows in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

Kashmiri sledge pullers wait for customers as it snows in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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 A Kashmiri ski instructor carries a young student on his shoulders as he climbs a slope in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

A Kashmiri ski instructor carries a young student on his shoulders as he climbs a slope in Gulmarg. (Image: AP)

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