Fresh snowfall cut off border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, other villages

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/11/2019 12:25:41 PM Regional News

Srinagar, Jan 11: Border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, Tangdhar and other far-flung and remote were cut off with their district headquarters Kupwara following fresh snowfall since Thursday night.

Traffic on Keran and Tangdhar was suspended on Friday following snowfall since last night. Traffic on this road was resumed only two days ago after remaining suspended from Saturday due to snowfall. There was fresh snowfall due to which the road has become slippery, forcing authorities to suspend traffic this morning, official sources told TNN.

However, dozens of villages, including near the LoC, remained cut off from their respective district and Tehsil headquarters following accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions since Saturday. There was fresh snowfall during the night, they said.

The border areas of Karnah and Machil and other far-flung and remote villages also remained cut off with district headquarters Kupwara due to snow, they said. A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) active in the region could result in heavy to very heavy snowfall till January 13.

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