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High danger avalanche warning issued for some areas in J-K, Himachal

A High Danger Avalanche Warning Was Again Issued On Thursday For Some Avalanche-prone Slopes Of Jammu And Kashmir And Himachal Pradesh.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Jan 2017, 07:05:57 PM
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A high danger avalanche warning was again issued on Thursday 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 on Thursday.

A SASE advisory said that "high danger" warning is in place for avalanche prone slopes in Kupwara, Bandipora, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

High-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 to keep clearing the snow deposition from rooftop of their houses/bunkers to avoid damages," it said.

SASE said fresh snowfall had occurred at many places in J&K and HP until early today. Banihal Top (25 cm), Haddan Taj (37 cm), Gulmarg (64 cm), Drass (49 cm) in J&K and Solang Nala (30 cm), Dhundi (93 cm) and Bahang (17 cm) in HP had received fresh snowfall.

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First Published : 26 Jan 2017, 06:56:00 PM