Srinagar-Leh highway closed for traffic after fresh snowfall

Sheikh Anees

Ganderbal: The Srinager-Leh highway was closed for traffic today as the high altitude areas of Sonamarg received fresh snowfall of the season.

In view of snowfall and slippery conditions of the Zojila road,highway has been closed for traffic a traffic official said.

Drass and Meenmarg area’s also experienced snowfall last night, Drass the second coldest place in the world after Siberia  witnessed 6 inches of snow.

The BRO has launched snow clearance on the Zojila road early today morning, they said.

Srinagar-Leh highway is the only surface link connecting frontier region of Ladakh and Kargil with Kashmir

Meanwhile, traffic has also been suspended on the Mughal road connecting Srinagar with Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu. One feet of snow was recorded at Peer Ki Gali.