Traffic on the 294-km arterial road was stopped on 10th January following snowfall in the areas around Jawahar Tunnel and only those vehicles were allowed to move which were stranded.
"The highway is open for traffic and vehicles are being allowed to ply from Srinagar towards Jammu," an official of the traffic department said.
Meanwhile, the weather in Valley remained dry for the last 24 hours and the MeT Department in Srinagar has said that there would not be any large change in it for a few days.
Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius last night, down by over two degrees from the previous night's low of minus 0.3 deg C, a MeT Department official said.
He said that the mercury in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir Valley – decreased over four degrees to settle at a low of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius as against minus 3.0 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Kupwara town in North Kashmir registered a low of minus 4.0 degrees C, compared to the last night's minus 4.5 degrees C, the official said.
He also said that the night temperature in South Kashmir's Kokernag settled at a low of minus 5.7 degrees C, over one degree down from the last night’s minus 4.0 degrees C.


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