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Keran, Karnah, Machil, Gurez roads closed due to fresh snowfall
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Keran, Karnah, Machil, Gurez roads closed due to fresh snowfall

Agency News

Srinagar, Nov 15 : Dozens of roads leading to border towns of Keran and Karnah besides other far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), were closed on Friday due to fresh snowfall since early morning.

Meanwhile, the Kupwara-Machil and Gurez-Bandipora roads in north Kashmir continued to remain closed since November 6 due to accumulation of snowfall and slippery road conditions.

Kupwara-Keran and Kupwara-Karnah roads were again inaccesible due to about one foot of fresh snowfall since early this morning, an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI over the phone.

He said the upper reaches in the district received fresh snowfall since last night while rain lashed plains, including Kupwara town.

Traffic, he said, will be resumed only after improvement in the weather and clearance of snow on these roads.

He said due to fresh snowfall on already accumulated snow, traffic on different routes, leading to far-flung and remote areas, including near LoC, remained suspended since November 6.

The PCR official said Kupwara-Machil roads remained closed due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions. ''Roads leading to dozens of far-flung and remote villages also remained closed due to fresh snowfall since Thursday night,'' he said.

Meanwhile, road to border areas of Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas from Bandipora also remained out of reach. The road has been closed on November 6 morning due to several feet of snow and slippery conditions. ''There was more than five feet of snow at Razdan Pass,'' the official said.

The authorities have already pressed into service snow clearance machines and cutters to clear the snow and put through the road, which used to shut for six winter months in the past. The government has already approved a tunnel at Razdan pass to make it an all weather road. (UNI)