KULLU, MAY 11
The Baralacha Pass (16,043 feet) on the Manali-Sarchu-Leh highway today experienced a fresh snowfall, obstructing the traffic movement. The road was thrown open to light vehicles yesterday after about 20 days. Many trucks had been waiting between Manali and Darcha to cross over to Leh since April 20.
The movement of vehicles through Baralacha amid snowflakes remained smooth till noon. The police were monitoring the smooth movement of vehicles at Baralacha and were sending the vehicles in shifts. Later, the snowfall intensified and the police closed the Baralacha for vehicles.
SP Manav Verma said the vehicles were being sent after clearance from the authorities. He said the RT-PCR tests of commuters were mandatory to enter Ladakh and police stations in Himachal were also being informed about the trucks coming from Leh. Efforts were being made to keep the movement of vehicles smooth.
The weather has changed again and higher regions experienced light snowfall while lower regions were lashed by rain.
Peaks of Dhundi, Makarve, Shikarve, Seven Sister Peak, Manali Peak, Ladakhi Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Deu Tibba, Mangan Kot, Friendship Peak and the Rohtang Pass experienced a fresh snowfall.
Baralacha Pass, Shinkula Jot, Kunjam Jot, small and large Shighari glacier, Lady of Keylong and Neelkanth hills in the Lahaul valley also experienced snow.