Srinagar: Traffic to dozens of far-flung and remote villages — including border towns of Keran, Karnah, Machil and Tanghdar — remained suspended for the third successive day on Wednesday due accumulation of about two to five feet of snow.
Meanwhile, traffic to the border town of Gurez and dozens of other far-flung villages, including those near the Line of Control (LOC), remained suspended for the fourth successive day, as these regions remained cut off from the rest of the valley due to slippery road conditions and fresh snowfall.
“Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Kernah, Machil, Keran and Tanghdar, remained cutoff due to accumulation of several feet of snow,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI.
He said Sadhna top received about five feet of fresh snowfall while Phirkiyan pass and Z-gali received about two to three feet of snowfall since Sunday.
“Snow clearance operation has not been started due to bad weather conditions,” he said, adding that traffic will be resumed only after getting a green signal from officials deployed on the ground and improvement in the weather.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR) from Bandipora told UNI that Gurez remained closed for traffic for the fourth successive day on Wednesday. “Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC with district headquarters Bandipora, received over 2.5 feet of fresh snowfall since Sunday,” he said.
He said Tulail valley received about 2 feet of fresh snow while Dabar also received over a foot of snow since Sunday.