Srinagar, Jan 2: Roads to around a dozen of remote villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir have been closed to fresh snowfall this Wednesday morning, reported the officials.

Almost entire North Kashmir including Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara is under a layer of four to six inches of fresh snowfall which has forced the authorities to suspend all traffic movement due to slippery road conditions. The action has been taken as a precautionary measure.

The said dozens of villages, including near the LoC, were cut off with their respective district and Tehsil headquarters due to slippery road conditions following snowfall. It was still snowing at several places, they said.

The border areas of Keran, Karnah, Machil, Teetwal and other villages were also cut off with district headquarters Kupwara due to snow, they said, adding that since there is a warning of heavy snowfall and avalanches, traffic on these roads will not be allowed until there is improvement in the weather.

A report said that Razdan top, connecting dozens of border areas, including Gurez, which is surrounded by Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) from three sides with district headquarters Bandipora, was closed due to about six inches of snowfall since early this morning. It was still snowing, they added.

Majority of these roads remained closed for six winter months due to heavy snowfall. However, the roads were open as there was less snowfall so far.

Authorities claimed to have stored all essentials, including rice, wheat flour, sugar, kerosene oil, LPG cylinders and medicine for winter months in areas which remained cut off due closure of roads.


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