Snowfall shuts Srinagar-Leh highway for second straight day

An official said that snowfall which started in Zojila and Sonamarg areas on Thursday evening continued till late last night, resulting into heavy accumulation of snow on the highway, forcing suspension of traffic movement.

SHEIKH NAZIR
Kangan, Publish Date: Apr 21 2018 11:31AM | Updated Date: Apr 21 2018 11:31AM
Snowfall shuts Srinagar-Leh highway for second straight daySnowfall shuts Srinagar-Leh highway for second straight day.Photo:GK

The Sonamarg-Drass stretch of the strategic Srinagar-Leh highway continued to remain shut on second consecutive day on Saturday.

An official said that snowfall which started in Zojila and Sonamarg areas on Thursday evening continued till late last night, resulting into heavy accumulation of snow on the highway, forcing suspension of traffic movement.

He said at around 2.5 feet snow has accumulated at Minimarag, two feet at Zojila and six inches at Sonamarg on the highway.

“Efforts are on to clear snow from the road to reopen the highway,” said the official.

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