Kashmir highway is open; Leh, Mughal road closed
SRINAGAR: The Leh highway, the only road connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, and 86-km-long historic Mughal road remained closed due to landslides and fresh snowfall on Tuesday.
However, despite heavy rains, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway was through for traffic for two-way Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs), while heavy vehicles will ply one-way only on Tuesday.
Due to continued intermittent rain and snow at several places during the past 36 hours, the Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch remained closed for the second day today on Tuesday, a traffic police official said.
Meanwhile, the Leh highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir was closed for traffic following avalanche at Captain Mode and fresh snowfall at Drass.
There was fresh snowfall at Sonamarg, Zojila and Meenimarg early this morning.
Traffic on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was plying from both sides for Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) despite rain during the past 24 hours.