November 16, 2020

Dozens of far flung, remote areas remain cutoff in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off for the second successive day on Sunday in north Kashmir due to slippery roads conditions and accumulation of snow.
“Traffic remained suspended to dozens of far flung and remote villages, including Keran, Machil, Kernah and Tanghdar, due to slippery road conditions and acumination of one to three feet of snow,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI over phone on Sunday.
He said Sadhna top, Z gali and Phirkiyan pass received about 1.5 feet of snow. “About 3 feet of snow has accumulated in Keran and adjoining areas,” he added.
He said it is highly unlikely that these roads will reopen for traffic in coming days.
A traffic police official told UNI Gurez, which is surrounded from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) from three sides, remained closed for traffic for the second successive day on Sunday. “Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC with district headquarters Bandipora, received over 2.5 feet of snow,” he said.
He said traffic on Bandipora-Gurez road would be allowed only after clearing snow. “The snow clearance operation has not been started so far as there is prediction of more snow and the area is avalanche prone,” he added.


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