Fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh halts traffic movement on 2 national highways

Snowfall in higher reaches, including the Gulmarg skiing resort and rains in the plains lashed Kashmir on Monday.

Published on Feb 19, 2024 11:17 PM IST 9 Photos

The Manali-Leh Highway and Aut-Luhri National Highway in Himachal Pradesh are experiencing a complete halt in traffic due to recent heavy snowfall in the area. (ANI)

According to Torul S Raveesh, Deputy Commissioner Kullu, "Traffic halted at two National Highways due to heavy snowfall in Kullu district. There have been three feet of fresh snowfall around Atal Tunnel Rohtang due to which traffic from Manali-Leh National Highway Manali to Atal Tunnel Rohtang is closed." (ANI)

"Vehicular movement is also closed at the Aut-Luhri National Highway 305 (NH-305) in Himachal Pradesh due to a fresh bout of snowfall in the area," said the official. (ANI)

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Torul S Raveesh, Deputy Commissioner Kullu mentioned that the administration has stopped the movement of tourists in the higher parts of the state and has issued an advisory to the tourists. (ANI)

"Keeping in view the safety of the tourists, the administration has stopped the movement of tourists and has issued an advisory to the tourists requesting them not visit the touristy areas in higher reaches. There has been heavy snowfall in the higher areas in Kullu district since last night," he added. (ANI)

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