Manali – Leh highway reopens for traffic

After almost a week of closure, the Manali – Leh highway has finally be reopened again for vehicular traffic.

The 475-km-long Manali-Leh National Highway opened to traffic Thursday after it remained blocked for a week due to heavy snowfall, an official said.”The Manali-Leh (road) was opened to traffic this evening (Thursday),” S.K. Doon, commander, 38 Task Force, General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF), told IANS.

The highway was closed for traffic following heavy snowfall Sep 19.

Source: The Indian

This year has seen pretty harsh weather in pretty much all the North India and in particular in upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh. Looks like it is going to be a long and cold winter this year.


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