Border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, other villages remain cut off

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/12/2019 2:00:16 PM Regional News

Srinagar, Jan 12 : Border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, Tangdhar and other far flung and remote remained cut off with their district headquarter Kupwara following fresh snowfall since Thursday night.

Fresh moderate to heavy snowfall was received since Saturday morning.

Traffic on border towns of Keran and Tangdhar remained suspended for the second day on Saturday following snowfall since Thursday night. Traffic on this road was resumed only on Tuesday after remaining suspended from Saturday due to snowfall. There was fresh snowfall due to which the road has become slippery, forcing authorities not to resume 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 last. 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.

The authorities have issued avalanche warning in higher reaches in Kupwara and other north Kashmir areas.

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