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Jammu KashmirFresh snowfall briefly halts traffic on Sonamarg-Zojila Highway

Fresh snowfall briefly halts traffic on Sonamarg-Zojila Highway


Srinagar, Oct 10: Fresh Fresh snowfall in the high-altitude areas of Zojila Pass in Ganderbal district, resulted in the temporary suspension of traffic on the Sonamarg-Zojila highway on Tuesday morning, leaving commuters stranded for about an hour.

According to Police, traffic on this strategic road was halted from both directions for about an hour due to the fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions at Zojila Pass.

Officials said that the Sonamarg-Zojila road had to be closed due to the fresh snowfall in the upper reaches of Zojila in Ganderbal district, Central .

“Due to fresh snowfall & slippery road conditions at Zojilla Pass of NH-1D traffic has been stopped at Minamarg & Sonamarg till improves,” Kargil Police said in a post on X earlier in the day.

Vehicular traffic was resumed approximately an hour after the suspension, as weather conditions improved across the Zojila region.

“Due to improvement in weather conditions across Zojila, traffic has now been released from Minamarg towards Srinagar,” announced the police in another post.

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