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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Fresh snow avalanche warning in Kashmir higher reaches

The Disaster Management Authority in Indian-administered Kashmir on Wednesday issued high, medium and low level avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the avalanche prone areas of the Himalayan region.

A high danger level avalanche warning has been issued for the higher reaches of Poonch, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara. Bandipura and Kulgam districts.

Similarly, medium level avalanche warning has been issued for the higher reaches of Rajouri, Udhampur, Ganderbal and Reasi districts.

As such, people living in these areas have been advised to take precautions and avoid going to the vulnerable areas and to remove snow from their rooftops to avoid loss of lives.

Snowfall has thrown life out of gear in Kashmir. The Srinagar-Jammu highway continues to remain blocked and flights at Srinagar airport have been cancelled for four consecutive days.

Snow has caused disruptions and road blockades in many places across the Valley, causing a lot of inconvenience to the people.

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