Medium danger avalanche warning for some areas in J&K, Himachal Pradesh

Medium danger avalanche warning for the same period has also been issued for avalanche prone slopes in Kullu, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti, Mandi, Kangra, Sirmour, Shimla and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published: February 5, 2017 8:37:30 pm
avalanche, avalanche danger, avalanche deaths, avalanche danger in himachal, avalanche danger in jammu kashmir, india news, latest news A Kashmiri villager walks his horse through a snow covered field as it rains after fresh snow fall on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday. Authorities have issued avalanche warnings for many parts of the region, as the heavy snowfall has cut off roads, disrupted power and communication lines. PTI Photo 

A medium danger avalanche warning was again issued today for some avalanche-prone slopes of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the warning that would be valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 pm.

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A SASE advisory here said that a “medium danger” warning is in place for avalanche prone slopes in Kupwara, Bandipora, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Poonch, Doda, Kishtwar and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Medium danger avalanche warning for the same period has also been issued for avalanche prone slopes in Kullu, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti, Mandi, Kangra, Sirmour, Shimla and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh.

“People are advised not to move in avalanche prone areas and further they are also advised to keep clearing the snowdeposition from rooftop of their houses/bunkers to avoid damages,” it said.

The SASE also said that very light to light snowfall is likely to occur until tomorrow at some places in Jammu and Kashmir. Among other places which had received fresh snowfall until this morning included Gulmarg (31 cm) and Drass (30 cm) in J&K.

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