Srinagar, April 12 -- The Jammu-Srinagar National highway was closed for nearly four hours on Friday owing to a stone slide in Ramban while intermittent rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Officials said that the 270-km highway (NH-44) was closed at around 3.25 pm when stones slid down the mountains at Khooni Nallah, but was re-opened at around 7 pm after the road was cleared. and the traffic was resumed.

"NH-44 blocked due to stone slides at Khooni Nallah. People are advised to avoid the journey on the highway till the road is clear," the traffic police had said in an update on 'X'.

The meteorological centre in Srinagar said that there was intermittent rains in many areas of the union territory, particularly on Thursday evening i...