High danger avalanche warning for higher hills in Kashmir

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 19:24

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday issued a high danger avalanche warning in several areas in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh division.
"A high danger avalanche warning has been issued by SASE through State Disaster Management Authority for higher reaches in Tangmarg and Khilanmarg areas," an official spokesman said.
A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued in areas close to the Line of Control (LoC) including Chowkibal, Nawgam, Tangdhar, Furkiyan, Machil, Gurez, Drass and Kargil he said.
Other areas where there is a possibility of avalanche are Banihal, Sonamarg and Zojila, the spokesman said.

"People living in these snow-bound areas have been requested to exercise extreme caution," he said adding the warning is valid till tomorrow evening.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 19:24
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