"According to the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Sonamarg Gumri (Zojila Pass) shall remain closed for vehicular traffic of all types of vehicle from December 20 till further notice," the spokesman said.

The 434-kilometre road remains closed for over four months during winter due to heavy snowfall around Zojila Pass. The Srinagar-Leh road, which is of strategic importance, is likely to be opened in April next year.

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