High Roads News StickyJuly 24, 2011
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Ladakh Inroads Update March 14th. :
Manali-Leh CLOSED , road clearing should start any day now. Heavy snowfall over the Rohtang La and along the Manali-Leh road over the last three days : half meter in Keylong , one meter in Sissu . Two avalanches West of the road , coming days of sunshine should trigger more. Rain in Manali , and above zero at night.
Srinagar-Leh CLOSED , also waiting road clearing to start , recent heavy snowfall closing Jammu-Srinagar road for the last three days , expected to open today. Snow , slush and massive amounts of water on the roads in Srinagar. Heavy snowfall over the Zoji La.
First step in opening up the roads by the BRO will be clearing Zoji La pass on the Srinagar-Leh road , and the Rohtang La on the Manali-Leh road.
Thaw zone in Himachal : Shimla , Manali , Kalpa all above freezing point at night , and a lot warmer daytime.
Karakoram Highway closed , opening earliest April ( as in this happening for the first time last year.
Nathu La closed , expected opening in May.