Monday, 5 March 2012

Avalanche warning in Lahaul, 2.5 feet snow in Keylong

Himachal Vacation Travel News
MANALI: Followed by heavy snowfall since Sunday morning, the Lahaul-Spiti district administration has issued alert for avalanches and advised residents to stay indoors till favourable weather condition.
Heavy snowfall in Keylong in Lahaul valley

District headquarter Keylong has recorded 75cm fresh snowfall since last 36 hours. Blizzards and cold wave have gripped the entire valley. Accumulation of snow is even high on high altitude regions around the valley. To cope with the situation, administration has advised residents to stay inside their house.
“It is dangerous for residents to venture into the isolated areas where risk of avalanches is very high,” Lahaul-Spiti deputy commissioner Rajeev Shankar told Himachal Vacation Travel News adding that staying indoors is advisable in such inclement weather conditions. “We have marked the avalanche prone areas and keeping an eye on the activities in valley.”
Udaipur and Koksar recorded 45cm and 80cm snowfall respectively. Keylong on Monday recorded minimum temperature of minus 2.9 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature was 4.6 degrees Celsius. Local meteorological department has forecast of light snowfall only on high altitude peaks on Tuesday.

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