Poonch, Oct 19: The Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, remained closed due to ‘slippery” conditions at few place enroute, officials said on Wednesday.
They said that while the road was closed as a precautionary measure following light snowfall at a few places, mostly Pir Ki Gali (PKG), last evening, it was opened this morning but the traffic on the thoroughfare has been stopped due to slippery conditions and would be resumed with the improvement in weather conditions especially when sun is out.
A police officer said that there are around 50 passenger vehicles, 30 load carries including Tata mobiles laden with fruit and vegetables at different places. He said 200 passengers were rescued to safety by Army and police last night. “There are no blockades due to snowfall or landslides enroute but keeping in view the safety of all in wake of the slippery conditions, the traffic has been stopped and would be allowed once the conditions ease as the day progresses,” the officer added.