Travellers should keep track of weather alerts: Himachal Pradesh police advisory

In a Facebook post on Sunday night, Shimla police stated that the MeT department has issued orange warning for January 13 and yellow warning for January 16 of heavy rain and snow.

Published: 13th January 2020 03:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2020 03:08 PM   |  A+A-

The Solang Valley in Manali is now teeming with visitors and tourists who arrived to enjoy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh | PTI

By PTI

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh police has issued a fresh advisory asking people to keep in mind weather alerts issued by the meteorological department while travelling in the state.

In a Facebook post on Sunday night, Shimla police stated that the MeT department has issued orange warning for January 13 and yellow warning for January 16 of heavy rain and snow.

Keep in mind the weather alerts while travelling, the post added.

In case of any help or further information, one can contact 112, 1077, 8894728034 or 0177-2812344, it added.

ALSO READ: Avalanche warning issued in five Himachal districts

Earlier in the day, Kullu police advised local residents and tourists to not travel up to the higher reaches and snowbound areas of the district.

Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh had said the Shimla Meteorological Centre forecast heavy rain and snowfall in the district from January 12 to 19.

He added that people should avoid travelling to the higher reaches as it might prove fatal.

In posts on Facebook and Twitter, Kullu police has asked people to call 1077, a toll-free number in case of any emergency.

According to data provided on Sunday evening by an official of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), 455 roads including 317 in Shimla zone are still blocked due to snow.

Around 409 machines, including 362 earthmovers, 16 excavators and 31 dump trucks were working to clear the snow off the roads, the official added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp