Srinagar-Leh highway closed for fourth consecutive day


Touseef Wani

Ganderbal :The 434-km-long Srinagar-Ladakh highway is closed to traffic for the fourth day in a row, leaving hundreds of small and large vehicles stranded in Kargil, Dras, Sonamarg, Gagangir and Kullan.

According to the Meteorological Department, the Srinagar-Ladakh highway has been closed for traffic as a precautionary measure due to snowfall in the upper parts of the valley on November 23, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded on both sides of the highway.

He said that, avalanches had fallen at three places in Zojila which are being removed rapidly and if the weather remains favorable, the highway will be made passable by this evening.

DSP Traffic Rural Ganderbal, Faheem Ali told Kashmir Despatch that, a military convoy would be dispatched from Sonamarg and Gomri today and if the weather remained favorable. So tomorrow, stranded vehicles will be sent from Sonamarg to Kargil


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