Villages near LoC remain cut off
\Srinagar: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including border towns of Keran, Karnah and Machil besides Gurez remained cut off from their respective district and tehsil headquarters in north
Kashmir due to accumulation of several feet of snow.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara said that there is no change in the situation as due to accumulation of snow, traffic on different routes, leading to far flung and remote areas,
including near LoC, remained suspended since Wednesday.
The PCR official said three main roads of Kupwara-Karnah, Kupwara-Keran and Kupwara-Machil remained closed due to snow.
“The roads are very slippery and there is also threat of avalanches,” he said, adding the snow clearance operation has been started.
He said roads leading to dozens of far flung and remote villages also remained closed due to snow.
Meanwhile, the Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC in Bandipora district, also remained closed due to heavy snowfall. The road has been closed on Wednesday
morning for any vehicular movement due to several feet of snow and slippery conditions. “There was more than five feet of snow at Razdan pass,” officials said.
The authorities have already pressed into service snow clearance machines and cutters to clear the snow and put through the road, which remained closed for six winter months in the past. The
government has already approved a tunnel at Razdan pass to make it an all weather road.