Manali-Leh road closed for 6 months
Manali-Leh highway, which passes through some of the highest mountain passes of the world, has officially been closed for vehicular movement till next summer season. With a thick layer of frost beginning to cover the highway at many places, it is only a matter of time that it experiences heavy snowfall.
The administration has asked both locals and tourists not to drive on Manali-Leh road. However, despite risk of sudden snowfall on Rohtang, the highway up to Lahaul valley is kept open. Police have removed its posts from Sarchu and Darcha while Indian Army too has closed its transit camps between Baralacha Pass and Leh.