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Dozens of border villages remain closed due to snowfall
Jammu & Kashmir

Dozens of border villages remain closed due to snowfall

Agency News

Baramulla, Nov 28 : Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara and Bandipora in north Kashmir remained cut off due to fresh snowfall.

The road to the border towns of Karnah and Keran were closed on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall while Machil remained cut off from the district headquarter Kupwara due to accumulation of several feet of snow.

Meanwhile, the border town of Gurez and Neeru which are surrounded by Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) from three sides also remained cut off from district headquarter Bandipora due to fresh snowfall at Razdan pass.

The Keran-Kupwara and Karnah-Kupwara roads reopened only on Tuesday after clearance of snow experienced last week.

There were several feet of snowfall during the past 24 hours besides the road has become slippery, an official of Police Control Room (PCR) told UNI over phone.

He said the road to border town of Machil from Kupwara also remained closed despite massive snow clearance operation. There was also fresh snowfall during the past 24 hours, hampering snow clearance operation.

Dozens of other far flung and remote villages, including those near LoC, also remained cut off from their tehsil and district headquarter.

Officials said massive snow clearance operations had already been started to put through these roads. Majority of these roads remained closed during winter months due to heavy snowfall. There was fresh snowfall in upper heights while plain had rain in the entire north Kashmir. (UNI)