Srinagar-Kargil Highway
Srinagar-Kargil Highway | File Photo: PTI

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar-Kargil Highway has been shut down for traffic following a fresh snowfall that blanketed the Zojila Pass on Saturday. An official, while speaking to a local news agency, confirmed the closure, emphasizing the necessity to ensure the safety of travellers.

The decision to close the Srinagar-Kargil road was prompted by the fresh snow accumulation at Zojila, rendering the route unsafe for vehicular movement, as per the official’s statement.

Reports indicate that numerous passenger vehicles and trucks are currently stationed at Sonamarg and on the Kargil side, awaiting authorization from the administration to resume their journeys.

Kashmir braces for two-day snowfall

The closure has inconvenienced many travellers, but authorities prioritize safety in adverse weather conditions, especially given the challenging terrain and the risk posed by heavy snowfall at the Zojila Pass.

Further updates regarding the reopening of the highway are expected following assessments by concerned authorities. Authorities urge travellers to exercise caution and monitor official communications for any developments regarding the reopening of the Srinagar-Kargil road for safe passage.

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