Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar-Leh highway, Mughal road closed amid snowfall

Srinagar-Leh highway. [FPK File Photo/ Mukhtar Zahoor]

Srinagar: Snowfall on Monday forced the closure of Srinagar-Leh highway as well as historic Mughal road, connecting twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri with Shopian.

A traffic department official said that Srinagar-leh highway was closed amid snowfall around areas of Sonamarg.

DySP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch Range Aftab Bukhari told GNS that the historic Mughal road was closed following snowfall in Pir Ki Gali and other areas along the thoroughfare.

Meanwhile, Jammu-Srinagar was through for the traffic when this report was filed. Sources said that it was raining at several places along the thoroughfare.

“Traffic plying on Jammu-Srinagar Highway. Mughal road & SSG road closed for vehicular movement due the fresh snowfall,” traffic Police said in a tweet also.

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