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Posted at: Oct 17, 2018, 12:09 AM; last updated: Oct 17, 2018, 2:15 PM (IST)

Manali-Leh, Kaza roads closed

Due to freezing cold in Lahaul Spiti, the frost has started depositing on the road, making it slippery for vehicles.
Manali-Leh, Kaza roads closed

Tribune News Service
Mandi, October 16

The administration of Lahaul Spiti has closed the Manali-Leh and Gramfu-Kaza roads for winter in view of public safety.

Due to freezing temperature and recent snow in Lahaul Spiti, the frost has started depositing on the road, making it slippery for vehicles.

Ashwani Kumar Chaudhari, DC, said, “The Border Roads Organisation had informed us to stop vehicles on these routes in view of public safety. Due to high altitude, the Kunzum Pass and Bara-lacha La may receive heavy snow anytime which may put lives of commuters at risk.”

He said due to sudden snowfall on September 22, a large number of vehicles had been stuck on the Manali-Leh and Gramfu-Kaza road. It took weeks for the district administration to get them out.

The DC asked the police to stop visitors leaving for Leh or Kaza. He also urged the people to follow the instruction.

“However, the traffic between the Manali-Keylong road via Rohtang is normal,” said the DC.

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