BRO opens snow disrupted Rohtang Pass for local traffic
December 2, 2012
Border Road Organisation has cleared the resent snow mounted on the Rohtang Pass, reopening the vehicular traffic for light vehicles to facilitate the people of snow bound Lahaul & Spiti district.
A BRO spokesman said that road has been cleared after removing snow on the Gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district, 13050 ft high Rohtang Pass received about 2 to 3 feet snowfall. He said that vehicular traffic would help to continue the movement of common people in the snow bound Lahaul & Spiti who have been cut off from rest of the world since Thursday after fresh snowfall. BRO has cautioned the people to not venture in the snowy pass during the wee hours as road is highly slippery due to mounting of ice on the snow sheet which could cause mishap.
BRO already keeping tab on movement of traffic after setting up two police post at Marhi, 5 km from Manali and another at Kokasar 10 km from Keylong. The vehicular traffic is off for heavy vehicles and administration Mandi is allowing limited flow of traffic on the snow road beside tourists could reach at snow point up to Marhi. Officially Manali-Leh road has been closed for vehicular traffic from Nov 11 snapping road link to Sarchu border line of Himachal Pradesh to Leh area of Jammu and Kashmir.