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JAMMU: As per information received from Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), there is “Low Danger Avalanche Warning” in higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban, Kishtwar, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh Districts. “Low danger avalanche warning” signifies that the conditions may be unsafe and movement in the Nallas and Valleys of slopes, has to be avoided, as minor avalanches can get triggered on extreme slopes. In case of snowfall, in the higher reaches of these Districts, people have been advised to take precautionary measures and to avoid movement in the avalanche prone areas.

Meanwhile, on the instructions of Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir, the two Divisional Commissioners have issued the avalanche warning alerts and the concerned Deputy Commissioners have already put in place precautionary measures. Police, SDRF, Fire Services and other rescue agencies have been put in a state of yellow alert. In case of adverse weather, movement of vehicles on vulnerable areas has been restricted.

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