More Snow likely, Avalanche warning issued

SRINAGAR: The upper reaches in the Kashmir valley, including ski resort of Gulmarg experienced fresh snowfall since noon Tuesday, resulting in considerable cold due to icy cold winds.

Meanwhile, there is a fresh forecast for snow in the valley in next 24 hours and authorities have issued avalanche warning in several areas.

It was snowing heavily and tree and roof tops and roads again turned white, a hotel owner from Gulmarg said.

He said the upper reaches in the Gulmarg sector, including Khilanmarg, Kongdori and Affarwat received moderate to heavy snowfall.

Reports of moderate to heavy snowfall were also received from border town of Gurez, Keran, Karnah, Machil, Tangdhar, Sadhan and Razdan tops.

It was also snowing in villages near the Line of Control since this noon.

It was raining at Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir. However upper reaches there too received moderate to heavy snowfall.

The weather office has predicted rain or snow during the next 72 hours in the valley and Ladakh region.

Meanwhile, the authorities this evening issued a weather warning to people living in avalanche prone areas to restrict their movement following forecast for fresh snowfall from today.

The Met department issued a forecast for fresh snowfall in next 36 hours.

The divisional authorities have asked people living in avalanche prone areas of Anantnag, Bandipore, Baramulla and Kupwara not to venture out during this period and keep clearing snow from roof tops of their houses to avoid any damage to life and property.

However, in case of emergency people are advised to take extra precautions while moving out.

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