Avalanche warning for J-K

Chandigarh: A ‘medium danger’ avalanche warning was on Friday issued for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, advising people not to venture into these areas.

The advisory, issued by Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) which comes under the Ministry of Defence, will remain effective over the next 24 hours beginning 5 PM On Friday .

‘Medium danger’ avalanche warning exists for avalanche prone areas situated at an altitude of above 3,000 metres like Kupwara, Baramula, Bandipur, Kargil and Gandarbal districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the advisory said.

Pharkian and Kanzalwan areas of Jammu and Kashmir have received fresh snowfall of 10 cm and 4 cm, respectively since yesterday.