Srinagar: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages — including border towns of Keran, Karnah, Machil and Tanghdar — remained cutoff for the second successive day on Tuesday due to slippery road conditions in north Kashmir following heavy snowfall.
Meanwhile, traffic to the border town of Gurez remained suspended since January 1 due to the accumulation of snow at Razdan pass and adjoining areas.
“Traffic continued to remain suspended to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), due to slippery road conditions following intermittent moderate to heavy snowfall since Monday,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI over phone on Tuesday.
He said Sadhna top, Phirkiyan pass and Z Gali received about 2 to 2.5 feet of fresh snowfall each since Sunday 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.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR) from Bandipora told UNI that 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 Monday, hampering the snow clearance operation,” he said.
He said Razdan pass received about 9 inches of fresh snowfall while other places, including Dawar and Tulail Valley, recorded 2 to 4 inches of fresh snow.