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JAMMU: As after long duration, the dry spell broke in Kashmir  the  Jammu-Srinagar National highway was closed on Monday due to fresh snowfall in the Banihal area, traffic officials said. Ending the several month long dry spell, rain lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday while moderate to heavy snowfall has been reported from the higher reaches. No vehicular traffic will be allowed on the highway due to continuous snowing near Jawaharlal tunnel area, said an official. "Clearance operations will begin once the snowfall stops," he said.