South Kashmir villages remain cut off

Heavy snowfall crippled normal life here for the second consecutive day on Wednesday even as majority of the areas of this district remained cut off from the district headquarters as the authorities failed to clear the roads of snow.
South Kashmir villages remain cut off
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Heavy snowfall crippled normal life here  for the second consecutive day on Wednesday even as majority of the areas of this district remained cut off from the district headquarters as the authorities failed to clear the roads of snow.

Two residential houses were reportedly damaged due to snowfall in twin districts of Anantnag and Kulgam.

"Despite improvement in weather majority of the main roads in Anantnag and Kulgam districts remained covered with snow till evening as the authorities did not bother to clear them," locals complained.

However, officials said that frozen snow has made the job difficult at certain places.

"We have pressed into service men and machinery and have cleared all the main roads but since the inner layer of the snow has frozen that hampered our efforts at certain places like Dooru Shahabad," an official said.

Due to the slippery road conditions transport in most parts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts remained off the roads and people had to face immense hardships.

"The transport on Anantnag-Kokernag and Anantnag-Dooru-Verinag road, Anantnag- Shangus road remained off due to slippery road conditions even as authorities occasionally pressed into service snow clearance machines," residents said. They said that all the interior roads are covered with snow.

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