Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was finally thrown open to traffic on Tuesday morning, reports said.

The highway remained closed for more than 10 days after getting damaged due to landslides and sinking of road at various places on September 4.

The highway, which is the lifeline for Kashmir Valley, was opened after repair works were completed by the Border Roads Organisation and engineers of the Indian Army.

The re-opening of the highway is also crucial as rescue material can now be transported to the flood-ravaged parts of the Kashmir Valley via road.

Hundreds of vehicles had got stranded on the route at various places in Banihal, Ramban, Batote, Kud, Patnitop, Chenani, Udhampur and Jammu due to closure of the road.