Roads to dozens of far flung, remote areas near LoC closed due to snowfall

Srinagar, Oct 17: Dozens of far flung and remote villages near the Line of Control (LoC), including border town of Keran, Tangdhar and Gurez were on Wednesday cut off with their respective district headquarters due to fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions in north Kashmir.
Official sources said the road between Kupwara to border town of Keran was closed due to four to six inches of snowfall since last night. The road has become slippery, they said adding no traffic movement was allowed to avoid any accident. Similarly Kupwara-Tanghdar road was also closed due to snowfall, they said.
Sources said dozens of far flung and remote villages were also cut off with their tehsil and district headquarters after roads were closed due to snowfall. However, efforts are being made to restore traffic on these roads.
The border town of Gurez, surrounded by Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) from three sides was also cut off from district headquarter Bandipora due to snowfall.
Meanwhile, entire Gurez received several inches of snowfall damaging fruit and other crops. Residents said they had yet to pluck fruit and other crops when there was fresh snowfall yesterday badly affecting the crops. They further alleged that authorities have not completed winter stocking in the town which remained cut off during winter months.