Avalanche threat looms over Himachal Pradesh

Avalanche threat looms large over higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh as several parts of the state experience fresh snowfall.

Published: 13th March 2017 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2017 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

By ANI

SHIMLA: Avalanche threat looms large over higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh as several parts of the state experience fresh snowfall.

“Deputy Commissioners of districts concerned have been alerted and asked to remain prepared to meet any eventuality,” Special Secretary of Disaster Management, DD Sharma said.

Shimla and the surrounding areas witnessed severe hailstorm, while Churdhar and Dhauladhar ranges in Kangra and Sirmaur and the high altitude areas experienced intermittent snowfall in the last three days.

Normal life is hit as over 50 roads in Shimla and Kullu districts and the tribal areas are blocked due to snowfall while power supply and mobile services are disrupted at several places.

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