Avalanche warning

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued avalanche warnings for the second consecutive day today for some districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The SASE said the warnings will remain valid for 24 hours starting at 5:00 pm today. High danger avalanche warning has been issued by SASE for Furkian-Z Gali, in Kupwara District and Baramulla district, including Gulmarg sector while medium danger warning has been issued for Kupwara-Chowkibal-Tangdhar, Bandipora-Kanzalwan-Gurez and Low danger warning for Ramban, Ganderbal, Anantnag, Kargil, Leh districts and Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. People living in these avalanche prone areas have been advised by the Disaster Management Authority to take precautionary measures and the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has already issued warning and directions to the concerned Debuty Commissioners in this regard. In Himachal Pradesh, a low-danger avalanche warning has been issued for Lahaul and Spiti, Kullu, Chamba and Kinnaur districts. In Uttarakhand, a low-danger warning has been issued for Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Pithoragarh and Tehri Garhwal districts. “People are advised not to venture in avalanche-prone slopes or areas,” it said. Yesterday, the SASE had issued similar warnings for the three states. (AGENCIES)