Avalanche in Lahaul-Spiti, rural areas reel under darkness

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Avalanche in Lahaul-Spiti,  rural areas reel under darkness

A view of Keylong after heavy snowfall in Lahaul on Monday. Jai Kumar

Dipender Manta

Tribune News Service

Mandi, January 10

An avalanche was triggered near Rashel village in tribal district Lahaul and Spiti today. However, no loss of life and property was reported in the incident.

Lahaul and Spiti DC Neeraj Kumar has issued an advisory for the general public to stay indoors and refrain from venturing out in snow-bound areas in the next few days. The DC said there was an avalanche threat in the Lahaul valley over the next few days also, so people were advised to strictly follow the instructions given by the administration. As the weather improved, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) engaged its workforce and machinery on the Manali-Leh highway to restore it for traffic movement between Manali and Keylong.

In Mandi district, the Public Works Department (PWD) was struggling to restore rural roads in Seraj valley, Gohar, Karsog and Sundernagar subdivisions. Of the total 91 rural roads, the PWD restored 40 roads for traffic movement today, while 51 roads are still blocked.

Due to heavy snowfall, around 975 electricity transformers were disrupted in Mandi, of which 454 transformers have been restored. The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) is working to restore power supply in rural areas, which are reeling under darkness from the past few days.

In Mandi district, around 100 water supply schemes were also disrupted, which could not be restored. As a result, people in Thunag, Padhar, Karsog and Mandi rural areas faced acute shortage of water. 

Power, water supply still affected

  • 975 electricity transformers were disrupted in Mandi, of which 454 transformers have been restored.
  • The HPSEB is working to restore power supply in rural areas reeling under darkness from few days.
  • Around 100 water supply schemes were also disrupted due to the snow, which could not be restored.
  • Of the total 91 rural roads, the PWD restored 40 roads for traffic movement, while 51 roads are still blocked.

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