Traffic movement suspended on Karnah-Kupwara road
Karnah: Authorities on Wednesday suspended traffic movement on the road connecting Karnah to Kupwara following fresh snowfall.
An official said that it has been snowing at Sadhana Pass since yesterday evening and as a precautionary measure the traffic movement has been suspended on the road.
As per the official record, 2.5 ft of snow was recorded at Sadhna top today around noon while plain areas in the district have received 5 to 10 inches snow.
There were reports of over 3 feet snow accumulation at Farkkiyan top and Jumag and areas of the district Kupwara due to which major roads connecting these areas with the district headquarters have been closed.
As per official sources Jada, Upper Nachian, Shamispora, Jabdi forward area has received around one foot snow by the noon time, and it was continuously snowing when this report was filed.
“Due to the fresh snowfall in the area, the Karnah-Kupawara road has been closed as a precautionary measure. If there is improvement in the weather, then hopefully clearance operation will be started,” sources added.
The snowfall and incessant rains in the plain areas have also led to landslides and slippery conditions on the roads in Teetwal block of Kupwara district causing blockades and slowdown in traffic movement.