Rothang , Kunzum closes

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

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