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Avalanche warning for some districts in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal

Medium danger avalanche warning for the same period has also been issued for avalanche-prone areas of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2017 19:21 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
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A snow-cutter clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

A medium danger avalanche warning was issued on Wednesday for some avalanche-prone districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued medium danger avalanche warning valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5pm on Wednesday.

A SASE advisory said medium danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche-prone areas in Baramulla, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kishtwar and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Medium danger avalanche warning for the same period has also been issued for avalanche-prone areas of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh.

“People are advised not to venture in avalanche-prone slopes or areas during the warning period,” it said.

It further said that fresh snowfall had occurred at many places in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh since yesterday.

Banihal Top in Jammu and Kashmir had received 20 cm of snow while Gulmarg got 9 cm and Drass 4 cm.

In Himachal Pradesh, Dhundi received 38 cm of snow while Patiseo got 20 cm of snowfall.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 19:21 IST