Snowfall cuts off Keran, Karnah, Machil, Gurez again
Jammu & Kashmir

Snowfall cuts off Keran, Karnah, Machil, Gurez again

Agency News

Srinagar, Nov 22 :  Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), were again cut off in north Kashmir on Friday due to fresh light to heavy snowfall.

Border areas of Keran, Karnah, Machil in Kupwara district and Gurez in Bandipora district were cutoff due to heavy snowfall on Friday after reopening earlier this week as the roads to these areas were closed for traffic for about 13 days.

About one feet of snowfall was received since Thursday night in the upper reaches in north Kashmir, an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI over phone on Friday.

“It is still snowing in the upper heights,” he said, adding Kupwara town also received very light snowfall since early this morning.

Officials said due to accumulation of over one foot of snow, traffic on different routes, leading to far flung and remote areas, including LoC, have been suspended.

He said three main roads of Kupwara-Karnah, Kupwara-Keran and Kupwara-Machil were closed for any vehicular movement due to several inches to about one foot of snowfall. “The roads are very slippery and it is still snowing,” he added.

However, he said, all roads in the main Kupwara town are open as there was very light snowfall this morning.

Meanwhile, the Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC in Bandipora district, was closed due to snowfall. The road has been closed this morning for any vehicular movement due to over 1.5 feet of fresh snow and slippery conditions.

Roads to dozens of far flung and remote villages, including border towns of Keran and Karnah reopened on Monday after remaining closed for three days due to slippery road conditions and accumulation of snow. While, the Kupwara-Machil and Gurez-Bandipora roads in north Kashmir reopened earlier this week after remaining closed for about 13 days since November 6. (UNI)