Landslides block Srinagar-Leh highway

Mohammad Imran

Ganderbal: The 434- km stratigic Srinagar-Leh highway was closed for vehicular traffic today following landslides at several places due to the cloud burst at Baltal on Friday night.

The highway was closed after landslides ocured near Fish point Sonamarg and Ranga mod due to the flash floods triggered by a cloud burst in Baltal last night, officials told Kashmir Reader.

The officials said that Beacon and army have pressed men and machinery to make the road motorable.

“It will take at least two days to clear the Sonamarg -Leh road. However, Sonamarg-Baltal road will reopen till today evening,” Chief Engineer Beacon , A K Das told Kashmir Reader after assessing road clearance work.