Far flung, remote villages remain cut off, more snow predicted in north Kashmir

Published: Jan 10, 2019, 7:02 am IST

Srinagar, Jan 10 (UNI) Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir remained cut off on Thursday since Saturday following accumulation of several feet of snow which has now frozen due to which roads have become slippery.
However, traffic was plying between Kupwara to border towns of Keran and Tanghdar though there is forecast for heavy to very snowfall during the next 48 hours in the Kashmir valley, official sources told UNI.
They said dozens of villages, including near the LoC, were cut off with their respective district and Tehsil headquarters following accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions since Saturday.
The border areas of Karnah and Machil and other far flung and remote villages were cut off with district headquarter Kupwara due to snow, they said. A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is approaching the region which could result in heavy to very heavy snowfall from this evening till January 13.

The Razdan top, connecting dozens of border areas, including Gurez, which is surrounded by Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) from three sides, with district headquarter Bandipora remained closed due to about two feet of snowfall on Wednesday, they added.
Majority of these roads remained closed for six winter months due to heavy snowfall.