Hundreds of vehicles stranded as Srinagar-Leh highway closed for 3rd day

Sonamarg-Drass road stretch along the 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway remained closed for traffic for the third successive day on Thursday. The authorities had closed the road following a major landslide near Shaitani nallah at Zojila pass on the highway on Tuesday.

Officials said men and machinery are on job to restore the road for traffic at an earliest. Superintendent of police Traffic (Rural) Muzafar Shah told that it was a massive slide with huge rocks blocking the road, adding that a truck has got trapped under it and that they were making efforts to rescue it first.

He said that BRO is on job to clear the road and most probably it will be made through by Thursday afternoon.Meanwhile, hundreds of passenger vehicles, tourist cabs and trucks are stranded on both sides of the slide from Sonamarg and Minimarag Drass.

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