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05/20/2014 08:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Highway That Has So Much Snow, It's Closed For Nearly Half The Year

Apparently, it's starting to feel like summer all over the globe.

The famously-blocked -- and famously-beautiful -- Srinagar-Leh highway in Kashmir has reopened after being shut for the past five-plus months due to crazy heavy snowfall.

The 270-mile highway links Kashmir to the Ladakh region, which is a tourist-heavy area.

On average, snowfall amounts for the pass total between 49 to 82 feet, and the road just sort of seems to pop through the snow banks.

Seriously. Look at it.

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A WALL of snow.
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But it sure is pretty.
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Melting...and passable.
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