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Avalanche warning issued for districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pardesh

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 January 2017, 16:23 IST
Avalanche warning issued for districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pardesh
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A "medium danger" avalanche warning, on 6 January, was issued for some districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pardesh for the next 24 hours, advising people not to venture into avalanche-prone areas.

A "medium danger" warning exists for avalanche-prone areas of Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Kishtwar, Rajauri, Doda, Poonch and Riyasi districts of Jammu and Kashmir for the next 24 hours, Snow and Avalanche Study Center said.

Also, a "medium danger" warning was issued for some areas of Chamba and Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pardesh.

It warned people against venturing into avalanche-prone areas.

As per the center, Banihal Top got nine cm of fresh snow, Gulmarg 28 cm, Haddan Taj 35 cm, Neelam 47 cm, Pharkian 31 cm, Z Gali 28 cm, Kanzalwan 18 cm, Drass 2 cm, Dhundi 3 cm, Bahang 1 cm and Solang Nala 5 cm.

-PTI

First published: 6 January 2017, 16:23 IST
 
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