Srinagar-Leh highway remains closed, Kashmir highway open

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The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second day on Saturday while traffic on historic Mughal road was suspended since Friday afternoon due to slippery conditions.

However, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for traffic.

Due to fresh snowfall, particularly at Sonamarg, Zojila, Meenmarg and Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, traffic on the highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, was suspended on Friday. No vehicle was allowed from either side for the second day today, a traffic police official told .

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