|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: Barring Bandipora-Gurez, all other roads connecting dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir reopened on Saturday after remaining closed due to snowfall.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR) from Bandipora told UNI that Gurez, which is surrounded from Pakistan-occupied- Kashmir (PoK) from three sides, remained closed for traffic since November 14. "Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC with district headquarters Bandipora, received fresh snowfall on Thursday and Friday morning hampering the snow clearance operation," he said.
He said Razdan pass received a foot of fresh snowfall over night while other places, including Dawar and Tulail Valley, recorded 8 to 10 inches of fresh snow.
However, traffic was resumed to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Machil, Kernah and Tanghdar, after remaining suspended due to slippery road conditions and accumulation of over a foot of snow," an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI over phone on Saturday.
He said road leading to border town of Keran which remained closed since November 14 due to accumulation of several feet of snow was also put through.