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Medium danger avalanche warning for 24 hours in some areas of J-K, HP

india Updated: Feb 04, 2017 18:03 IST

Indian Army soldiers clear snow from their stranded vehicle near a base camp in Gulmarg in Kashmir on Jan 27, 2017. Authorities have issued avalanche warnings for many parts of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, as the heavy snowfall has cut off roads, disrupted power and communication lines, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents.(AP file photo)

A medium-danger avalanche warning was issued on Saturday 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 5pm.

“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, a SASE advisory here said.

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

“People are advised to keep clearing the snow deposition from rooftop of their houses/bunkers to avoid damages,” it said.

The SASE also said that moderate to heavy snowfall is likely to occur over the next two days at some places in Jammu and Kashmir, “which may lead to extensive avalanche activity in the region.”