Highway connecting Ladakh with Kashmir closed due to snowfall

Srinagar, :  The national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, was closed on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall and slippery road condition, a traffic police official said.
He said there was fresh snowfall in the wee hours from Sonmarg to Drass, including Zojilla, Zero point and Minimarg forcing suspension of the traffic. The road has also become very slippery due to snow, traffic police official told UNI.
He said weather has improved and snow has started melting.
He added, traffic will be resumed only after receiving green signal from Beacon and traffic police officials posted at different places.
The highway remained closed for about five winter months due to accumulation of snow. After initially allowing only one-way traffic, now vehicles are being allowed to ply from both sides. However, in the morning traffic is allowed from Ladakh region to Kashmir and later from valley to other side of the Zojila in the afternoon.


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