‘Heavy’ snowfall closes Mughal, SSG Roads

‘Heavy’ snowfall closes Mughal, SSG Roads

Poonch: Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, was closed due to heavy snowfall, officials said on Thursday. Also Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG road) was shut due to heavy Snowfall, they said.

DySP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch Range Aftab Bukhari confirmed it to GNS and said that the thoroughfare will reopen once it is cleared of the snow.

Official sources said that snowfall occurred during the intervening night and at places there is considerable amount of snow, especially Pir Ki Gali where thickness is said to be around 2-ft. “Commuters are advised to Contact TCU Jammu for any update regarding status of Mughal Road,” they added. Regarding SSG road, officials said, the thoroughfare was closed for vehicular movement in view of the continuous heavy snowfall in Zoji La axis. (GNS)

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