Srinagar, Dec 13: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including border towns of Keran, Karnah and Tanghdar, remained cutoff on Sunday for the second successive day due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions in north Kashmir.
Meanwhile, traffic to border towns of Gurez in Bandipora and Machil in Kupwara remained suspended since December 8 due to accumulation of about two to three feet of snow.
“Traffic remained suspended to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Kernah, Keran and Tanghdar, due to slippery road conditions and accumulation of snow,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara said.
He said Sadhna top, Z gali and Phirkiyan pass received about a foot to 2 feet of fresh snowfall since Friday last. “Snow clearance operation has been started in these areas following improvement in the weather,” he said, adding traffic will be resumed only after getting a green signal from officials deployed on the ground.
This is the second time traffic was suspended to these areas this week. Traffic was on Friday restored to these border areas after remaining suspended for three days.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR) from Bandipora told UNI that Gurez remained closed for traffic since December 8. “Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC with district headquarters Bandipora, received fresh snowfall since Friday night hampering the snow clearance operation,” he said.