People stranded on Monday as fresh snowfall blocked roads, causing traffic jams on Manali-Leh Highway. (Photo/ANI)
People stranded on Monday as fresh snowfall blocked roads, causing traffic jams on Manali-Leh Highway. (Photo/ANI)

Fresh snowfall causes traffic jams on Manali-Leh Highway

ANI | Updated: Mar 11, 2019 18:31 IST

Manali (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar 11 (ANI): As fresh snowfall blocked the roads in Himachal Pradesh, scores of people on Monday had to wait for hours due to long traffic jams on Manali-Leh Highway.
Earlier in the day, India Meteorological Department forecast heavy snow in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and  Kashmir.
"Under the influence of the current Western Disturbance over East Afghanistan and neighbourhood along with its induced cyclonic circulation over West Rajasthan and neighbourhood, fairly widespread to widespread rain/snow with isolated heavy falls over Western Himalayan Region," will occur, said IMD in its daily forecast. 
On Saturday, the Indian Air Force rescued around 43 people from snow-covered regions of Lahaul-Spiti
IAF had rescued hundreds of visitors stranded in Kullu also. (ANI)

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