( 2018 sticky archived in the sticky category )
Rohtang tunnel scheduled to open in November , breaking the winter isolation of Lahaul.
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.