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Heavy snowfall lead to closing Gangotri National Highway.

DEHRADUN:  On Monday due to the heavy snowfall  the Gangotri National Highway(NH-108) was closed for vehicular traffic beyond Dharali near Harsil in Uttarkashi.

The highway was also obstructed at Jhala, 60 km from district headquarters Uttarkashi. Vehicular movement was restored on Monday afternoon by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) personnel.

“Most parts of Uttarakshi district received snowfall throughout Sunday, including higher reaches like Gangotri and Yamunoti. The Gangotri Highway  is blocked beyond Dharali due to presence of heavy snow on road.” said  Devendra Patwal, district disaster management officer of Uttarakhand.

Patwal said that this has not affected the vehicular movement much since there is hardly any traffic beyond  Bhairon Ghati , 16km ahead of Dharali, in the winters.

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