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Srinagar-Leh highway closed after bridge was washed away by floods

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Srinagar, Aug 13 (UNI) The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway was today closed for traffic after a bridge was washed away by floods last night.

A traffic police official told UNI that traffic on the highway, which connects summer capital with Drass, the second coldest place in the world, Kargil and Leh, was suspended this morning after receiving information that a bridge at Machoyee washed away by flood last night.

He said efforts are going on to restore traffic.

However, a UNI report from Kargil said it will take another three to four days to resume traffic on the highway.

It said a number of vehicles, scheduled to leave for Srinagar, are stranded at Drass and Kargil.

Similarly the vehicles, which left here for Drass, Kargil and Leh are also stranded on this side, official sources said.

UNI

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