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HIMACHAL/J&K WEATHER , DEC 12 : full day of rain down here in McLeod, snow in the high country. Srinagar airport out for five days in a row , heavy snowfall on Srinagar-Leh.
SRINAGAR-LEH RE-OPENED , DEC 6TH
WEATHER , NOV 27 : heavy rain & thunder thru the night lower elevations HP , snow over the Tohtang La. More snow over the Zoji La. Light snowfall predicted coming days.
SRINAGAR , NOV 26 : multiple wounded in grenade attack near Kashmir University , Hazrabatal.
SRINAGAR-LEH , NOV 22 : 350 plus persons, mainly truck drivers, evaced by army near Zoji La after last days heavy snowfalls.
Rohtang La , Nov 16 – The Tribune
MANALI-LEH , NOV 15 : HRTC buses begin running thru the Rohtang tunnel if/when the pass is blocked.
JAMMU-SRINAGAR HIGHWAY REOPENS , NOV 13TH.
J&K , NOVEMBER 12TH : Srinagar-Baramullah train traffic resumés after 99 day hiatus.
MANALI-LEH , NOVEMBER 12TH : BRO struggling to clear the Rohtang La, more snow to come next days.
JAMMU-SRINAGAR OUT , NOV. 8TH
WEATHER , NOV 7TH : rain in Srimagar & Manali , snow in Gulmarg & over the Rohtang coming days.
SRINAGAR , NOVEMBER 5TH : one dead , forty wounded in grenade attack at Hari Singh Street.
October 31st : celebrations in Leh and protests in Kargil & Srinagar as Jammu & Kashmir state dissolves.
J&K , Monday 28th : nineteen wounded , six critical , after grenade attack at bus stand in Sopore. Truck driver shot dead in Anantnag.
J&K , October 12th : seven wounded , three critical , in Srinagar grenade attack .
J&K , October 10th : travel restrictions for domestic tourists lifted.
J&K , October 6th : 14 bystanders wounded in grenade attack against CRPF in Anantnag , S Kashmir.
MANALI-LEH UPDATE , October 4 : snowfall over the Rohtang La .
J&K UPDATE , October 2 : basically no change . Closed schools , no internet , landline phones only. Talk of “gradual” release of detained politicians .
MANALI-LEH UPDATE , September 21st : snowfall over the Rohtang La
KASHMIR UPDATE, AUG 29 : renewed restrictions in Srinagar. Strikes in Kargil & Drass.
KASHMIR UPDATE, AUG 19TH : partial phone services in the Vale. Schools opening – with few teachers and even fewer pupils turning up.
HIMACHAL UPDATE , AUG 18 : hundreds of vehicles on Manali-Leh road trapped on N side of the Rohtang La before Keylong. Same situation between Gramphu and the Kunzum La on Manali-Kaza route.
LADAKH UPDATE , AUGUST 10-12 : protests and clash with police in Kargil , including a few tear gas shells. Protests halted on Sunday , open market and traffic running.
KASHMIR UPDATE , AUGUST 4 : state police now actively blocking entry to the Vale , Ladakhbound bikers diverted to to Himachal Pradrsh.
SRINAGAR-LEH ROAD OUT JULY 27Th for a second day after heavy rains and multiple landslides. Jammu-Srinagar also out at Ramban.
MANALI-KAZA , June 30TH : Kunzum La opened June 30th.
MANALI-LEH CLEARED , JUNE 10TH according to BRO. No word on buses from Keylong yet.
MANALI-KAZA , JUNE 9 : Kunzum La cleared.
MANALI-LEH , MAY 30 : day tourism to Rohtang top starting tomorrow. Night temperatures down to zero , daytime around ten.
MANALI-LEH , MAY 22: HRTC state buses start running up to Keylong.
MANALI-LEH , MAY 19TH : Rohtang La cleared .
MANALI-LEH , MAY 17TH : 500+ vehicles go beyond Marhi -and gets trapped by landslide. Day tourists start to hike down on foot. Five klicks of road up to the pass remaining to be cleared. Rainy & clouds , to clear up by Sunday.
MANALI-LEH , MAY 12TH : voters bused thru Rohtang tunnel for the upcoming elections.
MANALI-LEH , MAY 5TH : traffic allowed up to Marhi , altitude 330-ish.
SRINAGAR-LEH OPEN , APRIL 28TH. Good weather forecast today , snow & sleet over the Zoji La next week.
MANALI-LEH , APRIL 18TH : traffic allowed up to Gulaba
MANALI-LEH , APRIL 6TH : BRO working its way up from Gulaba @ 3000 meters , frequent avalanches.
The Tribune , April 6th
APRIL 4 : only military traffic allowed Wednesday & Sunday on Jammu-Srinagar road thru April and May .
MANALI-LEH UPDATE , MARCH 22 : BRO makes their first guesstimate on road opening : April 10. Not the first time they have predicted an April opening – which never have worked out so far. More snow over the Rohtang in the weather forecast same day. Subzero at the top , snow turning to rain between the pass and Manali – prime avalanche season.
SRINAGAR-LEH UPDATE , MARCH 20 : road cleared up Sonmarg , but still avalanche prone and closed.
FEB 26TH : SRINAGAR , JAMMU & LEH AIRPORT CLOSED for a day after airfights over both sides of the Line of Control. One Pakistani , two Indian jets shot down.
FEB 22 : Leh airport closed in heavy snowfall.
JAMMU-SRINAGAR HIGHWAY , FEB 14TH : CRPF troopers killed in attack against convoy.Final death toll 42 CRPF , no civilian casualties.
SRINAGAR , FEB 10TH : four civilian , seven CRPF wounded in grenade attack at Lal Chowk.
JANUARY 18TH : five dead found after Khardung La avalanche.Five missing.
JAN 18TH : three grenade attacks in Kashmir , one @ Lal Chowk.
J&K , JANUARY 16TH : more heavy snowfall , India Met Department issues avalanche warnings for Srinagar-Leh & Ladakh.