Snowfall: Srinagar-Leh Highway, Mughal Road Closed

SRINAGAR: Mughal road remained closed for vehicular movement for the second consecutive day due to snowfall, officials said on Monday.

The Mughal road, connecting twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri with Shopian was closed for traffic on early Sunday after snowfall at several places enroute including Pir Ki Gali (PKG), Mansar Mohre and Posha, newspaper GNS quoted a police officer as having said.

Similarly, the officials said, traffic has been closed on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari road after snowfall in areas around Sonamarg. The thoroughfare was also closed on Sunday morning but was reopened later. Fresh snowfall however has forced its fresh closure, they said.

Meanwhile, traffic authorities have urged people to confirm the status of Jammu-Srinagar highway  before embarking on a journey on the thoroughfare.

“People are advised to undertake journey on (the highway) only after confirming status of the road from TCUs Jmu 0191-2459048, 0191-2740550, 9419147732), Sgr 0194-2450022, 2485396, 1800180709, Rbn 9419993745),” traffic department said.

A traffic department official said that intermittent shooting stones continue to occur at Mehar Ramban due to rainy weather.

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