Srinagar-Leh road closed for traffic

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The 434 Kilometre Srinagar-Leh highway connecting Ladakh with Kashmir Valley was closed for traffic on Friday due to fresh rains and snowfall at Zojilla.

Reports said that hundreds of passenger and commercial vehicles were stranded near tourist resort Sonamarg.

“The Border Roads Organisation pressed in service its men and machines and launched clearance operation to reopen the road for traffic,” a police official told CNS.

Meanwhile, MeT has said that weather will improve from November 9 onwards. A MeT official said that moderate rain or snow is likely to occur at many places in Kashmir on November 7 and 8. “Some place like Gulmarg, Sonamarg may receive heavy snowfall while plains including Srinagar will receive light to heavy rainfall till Saturday evening.

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