Karnah remains cut off for 3rd day

Chowkibal-Tangdhar Road Closed

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Jan 13: Border tehsil Karnah remained cut off from the rest of the district for the third day Sunday even as there was no snowfall for the day.
 The 80-km long Chowkibal-Tangdhar road, connecting Karnah with district headquarter Kupwara, is closed for the past three days following accumulation of over 3-ft snow at 11000 feet high Sadhana Pass—the only entry point to Karnath tehsil.
 Following improvement in weather on Sunday, the 109 RCC Beacon has pressed men and machinery to make the strategically important road motorable.
 “We have pressed our men and machinery into service after the snowball stopped at the mountainous Sadhana pass and other adjoining areas,” said an official of RCC Beacon. “We are determined to open the road as soon as possible despite the avalanche threats around Sadhana pass, Zarla Mode and Khooni Nallah.”
 Similarly Keran, Machil, Jummagund and Kumkadi areas near the Line of Control are cut off till March.
 Meanwhile the district administration has issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the district including Machil, Keran,, Jummmagund, Budhnumbal, and Kamkadi. People have been advised not to venture out but remove accumulated snow from their rooftops to prevent roof collapse in the areas.
 The district administration said it has cleared snow off the main roads of Kupwara, Kralpora, Handwara, and Lolab by pressing eight snow cutter machines into services.
 Electricity in most of the rural areas of the district was restored today.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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