Srinagar: The Ladakh region remained cut off from Kashmir valley for the third day on Saturday due to fresh snowfall during the past 24 hours, a traffic police official said.
He said there was fresh snowfall during the night and traffic remained suspended on Saturday also.
Due to accumulation of snow, which has also frozen at several places due to sub zero temperature, the road has become slippery, he said adding the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has already pressed into service sophisticated machines and men on the job to put through the highway. However, traffic will be resumed only after weather and road condition improves, he said.
Meanwhile, large number of Ladakh bound vehicles, particularly trucks carrying essential commodities and oil tankers, have been stopped at Sonamarg in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal since Thursday. Similarly, Kashmir bound empty trucks and oil tankers are stranded at several places, including Drass, Kargil and Meenmarg on other side of the Zojila.
We are allowing Kashmir bound traffic in the morning and vehicles from here to other side of the Zojila pass are allowed in the afternoon to avoid traffic jam, particularly in Zojila area.