By Riyaz Bhat
SRINAGAR: Kashmir valley is all set to receive another spell of Snowfall from Saturday to Monday while with Metrological Department predicting moderate to heavy snowfall.
“There is a prediction of heavy snowfall fairly widespread in the upper reaches and light to moderate snowfall in the plains from Saturday afternoon till Monday noon,” said, Director Metrological department, Sonam Lotus.
“However there are possibilities of rainfall before the snow in the plains and we have already issued a necessary precautionary measures to avoid accidents,” lotus adds.
Meanwhile Divisional Administration Kashmir Friday issued a medium danger avalanche warning for next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley and Kargil district.
“Medium danger avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from February 03 to February 04, 2017 (1700 hrs) exists for avalanche prone slopes in Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Anantnag and Kargil districts of Kashmir Division” a statement of the Divisional Administration said.
Accordingly, deputy commissioners of Kashmir division including Kargil have been asked to take precautionary measures and advise people not to venture in avalanche prone areas during the period and to keep clearing snow depositions from roof tops of their houses and bunkers to avoid damages.
By Riyaz Bhat