Avalanche warning in Kashmir Valley

Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 12:04

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley, advising them to move about with utmost caution.

Aamir Ali, head of disaster management in the valley, said: "Medium danger avalanche warning is issued for people living in Keran, Tangdhar, Machil, Chowkibal, Gurez, Bannihal, Uri and Gulmarg areas.

"People are advised to take precaution and not to venture about in avalanche-prone areas."

There has been heavy snowfall in the higher reaches in the past three days. The weather office has forecast "fair weather" in the Kashmir Valley from Monday.

After remaining closed for two days, the busy Jammu-Srinagar highway was reopened for traffic on Sunday.

IANS



First Published: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 12:04

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