Srinagar-Leh highway closed after fresh snowfall in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Fresh snowfall on Thursday in the higher reaches of Kashmir has forced closure of several important roads including the Srinagar-Leh highway, officials said.

“Snowfall on the Srinagar-Leh road has forced suspension of vehicular traffic on this road,” an official of the traffic department said.

He said it was snowing at Peer Ki Gali in South Kashmir, leading to closure of the Mughal Road, connecting the Valley to Poonch-Rajouri area.

Light rainfall was witnessed in the city and other parts of the Valley, ending the dry spell in Kashmir. (AGENCIES)