Mughal Road closed after fresh snowfall, 19 persons rescued

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/20/2020 11:02:02 PM

SRINAGAR, Nov 20: The Mughal Road, connecting Shopian in North Kashmir and Poonch district in Jammu region, has been closed even as authorities rescued 19 persons including a minor, who were trapped amid fresh snowfall along the alternate National Highway last night, officials said on Friday.
“19 persons have been rescued by teams of police and Army from Pir Ki Gali area during a rescue operation last night,” they said.
SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral told newspersons that all the persons were provided food and other logistic facilities at Poshana.
DySP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch told GNS that the road has been closed due to slippery conditions. “The road would be opened depending upon weather conditions.”
It is worthwhile to mention that the Mughal Road, which provides an alternate communication between Jammu region and Kashmir Valley was reopened for traffic movement only a few days after it was blocked by the accumulation of snow a fortnight back.
Traffic officials did not allow any movement on this road on both sides after slippery conditions posed threat to life of the vehicle operators and potential accidents on the way.

 

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