Traffic came to a standstill on the Manali-Leh highway on Monday as the 13,050-feet high Rohtang Pass, gateway to Lahaul, received fresh snow. The Pass received 15 cm above snowfall, which blocked the traffic movement completely.
According to information, lower parts of Kullu and Manali received showers, while the upper hills got fresh snow. In view of public safety, the local administration Manali has stopped movement of vehicles on the Manali-Leh highway until the road is cleared for traffic movement by the Border Roads Organisation, whose personnel are engaged in of keeping the highway worthy of traffic movement.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Manali, Mr. Raman Gharsangi, said the Pass had received considerable snow. Due to that, travelling had become risky on the Manali-Leh highway. Fresh snowfall had also rendered the road slippery.
'In view of public safety, the traffic movement has been suspended between Manali and Keylong on the Manali-Leh highway. The traffic movement will be allowed after snow is cleared by the BSF', he remarked.