Heavy snowfall on the high passes has closed the Manali-Leh road and the connection betweeen the NH 22 from Kaza to Manali.
The road is closed ( yes , this time it´s an actual barrier put up by the BRO ) at Marhi , elevation 3300, where tourists at the same time rush in to see the snow. Another barrier is on the northern side of the pass is at Koksar , at the foot of the pass.
The Kunzum La is also closed.
The closure affects a number of Lahaulis who have come to Manali and Kullu for the Kullu Dussehra festival and stocking up for the winter. BRO is using heavy machinery to clear the Rothang , but said earlier in the week that no efforts will be made/are possible after 31st.
UPDATE . 18th : Road cleared up to Keylong