Bandipora-Gurez road closed for traffic amid heavy rainfall

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The 84-km Bandipora-Gurez road was closed for all sorts of traffic movement on Thursday owing to adverse weather conditions of the road at several spots, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

An unnamed official told the agency that “due to the heavy rainfall the Bandipora-Gurez and Dawar-Tulail has become slippery and to avoid any untoward incident, all sorts of vehicular movement on the road has been suspended”.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Owais Ahmad said that keeping in view of heavy rainfall and to avoid any accident, all types of vehicles/public movement are restricted on Dawar-Bandipora road and Dawar-Tulail road by the orders of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora.

Earlier, yesterday a Water Supply Scheme got washed away due to flash floods triggered by incessant rainfall in Gurez area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, adding that Barnai-Tulai road in Gurez area was also blocked due to the landslide, thus affecting the vehicular movement in the area. (KNO)

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