Fresh spell of snow at Zojilla forces closure of Srinagar-Leh highway

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Srinagar: A fresh spell of snowfall at Zojilla pass forced the closure of 434 km-long Srinagar-Leh highway on Thursday.

Ganderbal district administration officials have said that Srinagar-Leh highway was closed for traffic as a precautionary measure due to snowfall at Zojilla pass.

They said that the road has been closed till further orders and the movement of traffic will be allowed only after the road is cleared.

The Meterological Department Tuesday had issued an advisory for Jammu and Kashmir predicting moderate rain or snow over the state from October 31 to November 3, which it said, might lead to temporary closure of highways.

An advisory issued by Meteorological department said a spell of light to moderate rain/snow (over higher reaches) is likely from the night of October 31 to November 3 with maximum intensity on 1st and 2nd November in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Moderate snowfall is expected 1-2nd Nov on Mughal Road, Zojila, Sinthan Top, north Kashmir, and mountains of Ladakh, mainly Kargil districts, which may lead to temporary closure of highways,” it said.


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