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Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan, has directed that no traffic will ply on Leh-Manali Road for the next 48 hours, due to weather advisory, issued by Met Department, as a precautionary measure. 

Moderate rain is likely to occur at many places in Kashmir Division and moderate to heavy rain accompanied with thundershowers are likely at most places in Jammu Division. While as moderate to heavy snow/rain at few places in Ladakh region is likely during the next 48-hours, a statement of the Divisional Commissioner said.

This may lead to disruption of surface transportation mainly on Jammu-Qazigund section of the Highway. Besides, there are high chances of snowfall on the Leh-Manali road leading to temporary closure of the road. There are chances of light snowfall on Zojilla pass as well,” the statement added.

Accordingly, Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil have been asked to take precautionary measures in their respective districts.