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Roads to dozens of far-flung, remote villages remain closed due to snow

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Srinagar, Jan 3: Roads to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir remained closed for the second day on Thursday due to snowfall, official sources said.

About six inches to over a foot of fresh snowfall was recorded yesterday in almost entire north Kashmir, including Kupwara, Bandipora and Baramulla forcing authorities to suspend all traffic movement as a precautionary measure due to slippery road conditions, sources told Channel 1 this morning.

They 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.

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

There is also fresh prediction of heavy to very heavy snowfall on January 4 and 5.