Srinagar-Leh highway remains shut, Mughal road through for traffic

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Srinagar: The Srinagar-Leh highway, linking the Ladakh region with the Kashmir valley, remained closed for the third day on Sunday though the 86-km-long historic Mughal road reopened on Sunday after two days closure due to snowfall and landslides.
The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway was through for two-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic while Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) will ply only one-way.
Traffic remained suspended on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway for the third day today due to accumulation of snow and slippery road condition, a traffic police official said.
Fresh snowfall during the past two days at Sonamarg, Zojila, Meenmarg and Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, forced authorities to suspend traffic, he said, adding that as a precautionary measure to prevent any accident, traffic remained suspended.
The Mughal road, connecting Shopian in with Rajouri and Poonch, reopened this morning after remaining closed for two days due to accumulation of snowfall and landslides at several places, including Pir-ki-Gali. Later, authorities put into service sophisticated machines and cleared the snow and landslides. Today traffic will ply from Rajouri and Poonch to Shopian, he said.
The highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the World was through for traffic.
He said LMVs will ply from both Srinagar and Jammu while HMVs will continue to ply one-way only. Today, HMVs will ply from Srinagar to Jammu and no vehicle heavy vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, he said. (Agencies)