Fresh snowfall shuts border roads in north Kashmir’s Kupwara
Vehicular movement was suspended on roads connecting border areas with the main town in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday following fresh snowfall.
Reports said that the vehicular movement was suspended as a precautionary measure as roads have become slippery due to snowfall.
The area also become prone to landslides and avalanches after snowfall, they said.
The plain areas of the district have received around four inches of snowfall since early morning.
The Kupwara-Tangdhar road has been closed as around one feet snow has accumulated at Sadhna Top.
“To avoid any kind of accident the roads have been closed for vehicular movement and the clearance will be started once the weather improves,” said an official.
Last year, the roads were closed for three days following snowfall in the district. On 17 November last year, a police officer was killed and six others injured after their vehicle turned turtle in Keran area of Kupwara.