A senior traffic officer said that due to heavy snowfall in the Bannihal and Patnitop sectors of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, there would be no vehicular movement on the road on Thursday.

"Efforts are on to clear the road, but fresh snowfall and highly slippery road conditions in Bannihal and Patnitop sectors are impeding the road clearance operations," the officer said.

No vehicle will be allowed to move on the highway from either Jammu or Srinagar on Thursday.

"Once the road clearance operations are over, we intend to clear the stranded vehicles before allowing routine traffic," a senior traffic police official said here.

The highway was closed because of heavy snowfall on Monday and has remained closed since then. Air traffic to the Kashmir Valley was restored on Wednesday afternoon after the weather improved.

Train services from north Kashmir Baramulla to Bannihal town in the Jammu region were also restored on Thursday.

(Agencies)

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