Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying essentials and passengers, left Jammu for Kashmir valley while no vehicle was allowed from Srinagar as only one-way traffic continued on the national highway despite major improvement in the weather.
Meanwhile, Ladakh region remained cut off from the rest of the country although massive snow clearance operation has already been started on the highway, connecting the region with Kashmir.
The historic Mughal road and several other road communications leading to far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), also remained closed due to accumulation of snow since January.
“We have allowed traffic today from Jammu to Srinagar on the highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country,” a traffic police official said.
“Hundreds of trucks, carrying essentials, particularly fresh vegetables, chicken, meat, left different parts of Jammu this morning for Kashmir,” he said.
Besides, he said passenger vehicles also left for Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the BEACON authorities are working on a war-footing on both sides of the Zojila pass to clear snow and put through the highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir.
Dozens of village, including near the LoC in Machil sector, remained cut off from district headquarters due to accumulation of several feet of snow.