Zoji La pass and the stretch between Sonamarg and Drass on the Srinagar-Leh highway saw new snow on March 25th , but the BRO seem confident in an early opening of the road :
“The highway is expected to reopen any day after April 15 as we are just 8 km short of our target,”
Daily Excelsior quotes the engineer responsible saying. In contrast to conditions in Himachal snowfall has been way over normal levels according to the same engineer :
during his aerial visit to the area early this week, everything was looking white from the air. In fact, he said, the height of the accumulated snow was more than the houses in some villages adjacent to the highway.
Remaining obstacles include up to thirty feet snow levels to be cleared around the Zoji La.