Moderate danger level avalanches are likely to occur above 1,500 to 2,500 meters in Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam and Ramban districts in the next 24 hours.
New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) on Monday issued an avalanche warning for various areas of the Union Territory and advised people not to venture out unnecessarily.
High-danger level avalanches are expected in Doda, Kishtwar and Poonch districts at 2,500 meters above sea level in the next 24 hours. Avalanches of medium danger levels above 1,500 to 2,500 meters are likely in Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam and Ramban districts in the next 24 hours, he warned. Avalanche is likely to occur above 1,500 meters in the Anantnag district in the next 24 hours. People living in these areas have been asked to exercise caution and avoid avalanche-prone areas.
A whole mountain of ice broke in the valley
Due to continuous snowfall recently, the hilly areas are covered with a sheet of snow. At first glance, you cannot guess what it is after all? Meanwhile, an avalanche occurred in Paddar area of the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir recently. Its video also surfaced. It was seen in this video that a whole mountain of snow is breaking and falling down. The falling snow mountain looks like a river of milk is flowing.
Heavy snowfall on Atal Tunnel Highway
Recently, there was heavy snowfall on the Atal Tunnel Highway in Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. After this the traffic was affected. The administration has also been on alert mode to deal with the situation arising out of heavy snowfall. Explain that the Atal Tunnel connects Lahaul in Lahaul-Spiti district and Manali in Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. This tunnel is built under the 13,058 feet high mountain in the Rohtang Pass of Himachal Pradesh.
Traffic stalled due to heavy snowfall, life disrupted
Moderate to heavy snowfall was recorded in the higher and tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh on Monday. Due to which the traffic came to a standstill and life got disturbed. According to the Meteorological Department, 484 roads including three national highways have been closed for traffic due to snowfall. Moderate to heavy snowfall was recorded in Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul and parts of Spiti, Kullu and Chamba districts in the state.
At the same time, 75 cm snowfall was recorded at Rohtang Pass, Chitkul and South Portal of Atal Tunnel. While, Shimla's Khadrala recorded 60 cm, Solang 55 cm, Kothi 45 cm, Sangla 41.5 cm, Kalpa 39.2 cm, Narkanda and Kaza 30 cm of snowfall. Apart from this, 28 cm snowfall was recorded in Pooh, 18 cm in Khoksar, 17.5 cm in Shilaru, 17 cm in Tissa, 16 cm in Chopal and Kufri, 14 cm in Keylong and Samdo and 3 cm in Manali.
Alert of heavy rain and snowfall in these districts of Jammu and Kashmir
The Meteorological Department has issued an 'Orange' alert for heavy rain/snowfall at isolated places in the middle and higher hills of Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur. Whereas, rain with thunder and lightning has been predicted in the lower hills till Friday. According to the Meteorological Department, Dalhousie recorded 33 mm of rain.