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Manali-Leh highway closed due to snowfall

The strategic Manali-Leh highway was closed for traffic on Monday following snowfall at  the Baraclachala pass  connecting Himachal’s Lahaul and Spiti with Ladhak in Jammu and Kashmir.

punjab Updated: Nov 28, 2016 22:00 IST
manali-leh highway,Colonel A.K Awasthi,Baraclachala pass

The strategic Manali-Leh highway was closed for traffic on Monday followingsnowfall at the Baraclachala pass connecting Himachal’s Lahaul and Spiti with Ladhak in Jammu and Kashmir.

"The Baralachala pass is closed for traffic due to snow,"Border Road Organisation Commander Colonel A.K Awasthi told Hindustan Times over phone. Baralachla passin Zanskar range is 4,890 metres above the sea-level. "There is two feet snow on the road and the vehicles are unable to ply. There is snow on almost 10 kilometres stretch," he said. The total length of the Manali-Leh highway is 490 kilometres.About 230 kilometres of highway is Himachals boundary and falls inJammu and Kashmir. "The Rohtang pass gateway to tribaldistrict Lahaul and Spiti was officially closed for traffic on November 15."There is no snow at Rohtang so far," he said.