Srinagar: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including border towns of Karnah, Tanghdar and Machil, were again cut off on Monday in north Kashmir due slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall.
Meanwhile, traffic to border town Gurez remained suspended January 1 due to accumulation of about several feet of snow on Razdan top and adjoining areas.
However, vehicles were plying normally on Kupwara-Keran road, despite fresh snowfall.
“Traffic was suspended to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Machil, Kernah and Tanghdar, due to slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall since late last night,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI over phone on Monday.
He said Sadhna top and Z gali received about 5 to 10 inches of fresh snowfall since last night. “Traffic to these areas will be restored only after clearing snow from the roads and getting a green signal from the officials deployed on the ground,” he said, adding despite fresh snowfall, Keran and adjoining areas remained connected with the district headquarter Kupwara.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR) from Bandipora said Gurez remained closed for traffic since January 1. “Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC with district headquarters Bandipora, received fresh snowfall since late last night hampering the snow clearance operation,” he said.
He said Razdan pass received a foot of fresh snowfall while other places, including Dawar and Tulail Valley, recorded 7 to 8 inches of fresh snow.