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Incessant rains damage Kupwara’s Ferkin road

Traffic suspended on Karnah, Machil roads
01:30 AM Apr 16, 2024 IST | TARIQUE RAHEEM
incessant rains damage kupwara’s ferkin road
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Kupwara, Apr 15: Plains of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district were drenched with incessant rains for the second consecutive day on Monday while the upper reaches received moderate snowfall, throwing life out of gear.

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An official said that the upper reaches of Kupwara including Bangus Valley, Budnamal, Jumagand, and Kumkadi witnessed light snowfall.

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Due to the accumulation of several inches of snow at Sadhna Top and Z-Gali, traffic was suspended on Karnah and Machil roads as a precautionary measure.

The official said that the road leading to Keran was open for traffic but people should enquire about the status of this road before they start their travel to avoid any type of inconvenience.

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Meanwhile, people faced a lot of problems due to water logging in parts of Kupwara town and Handwara.

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Several water bodies across the district have started to flow over the danger level, creating fear among the people.

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Water peeped into many houses in the Nagri and Maidanpora Lolab area of Kupwara.

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A large portion of the road was washed away by flashfloods in the Ferkin area, leaving over 100 households confined to their village.

The residents appealed to the Kupwara district administration to take concrete and immediate steps for the repair of the road so that traffic could be restored.

“The incessant rains for the last three days caused severe hardships to us and the damage to the road has added to our woes. The concerned department should immediately repair this road and come up with a protection wall to thwart any possible damage to the road in the future,” Abdul Majeed, a local said.

Meanwhile, the district administration issued a weather advisory saying, “The people of the district in general and those residing in the areas like Keran, Karnah, Machil, Budnamal, Jumugund, Nowgam, Kumkadi, and those living on the periphery of different nallahs and rivulets which are prone to sliding and flash floods are advised to refrain from venturing in these areas till the improvement in the weather.”

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