Medium Danger Avalanche Warning Issued In J&K, HP

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Srinagar: 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.”

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