Snow avalanche warning in Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti

Traffic restricted on Manali-Leh highway from Solang up to Sissu

Tribune News Service

Mandi, February 6

The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) in Manali has issued a fresh warning of an avalanche in Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti on the Manali-Leh and Manali-Beas Kund axis and the Udaipur-Killar-Chamba road in the next two days. The Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management Authority has asked the Deputy Commissioners of Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti to maintain a vigil on the obtaining situation.

According to the SASE, on the Manali-Leh axis, there is a snow avalanche threat at Kalath on the Chandigarh-Manali highway, Nehru Kund-Kulang-Palchan-Kothi on the Manali-Leh highway, Tandi-Keyong Darcha in Lahaul and Spiti on the Manali-Leh highway, Darcha-Patsio-Zingzingbar on the Manali-Leh highway, and at the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang on the Manali-Leh highway.

On the Manali-Beas Kund axis, there is the threat of a snow avalanche at Palchan-Solang-Dhundhi-Beas Kund on the Manali-Leh highway via the Atal Tunnel, on the Udaipur-Killar and Chamba road at Tandi-Kirting-Thirot-Kukumseri-Udaipur and the Triloknath area in Lahaul and Spiti, besides at Udaipur-Shaor-Chhau in Lahaul and Spiti and Chamba districts.

In the Banjar area of Kullu district, there is a snow avalanche threat on the Khanag-Jalori Pass road on the national highway No. 305. Kullu Deputy Commissioner Richa Verma and Lahaul and Spiti Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Rai have issued advisories to local people and tourists to refrain from going to these areas in the next few days.

Traffic movement is restricted on the Manali-Leh highway from the Solang valley up to Sissu in the Lahaul valley. Meanwhile, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has restored the Manali-Leh highway for traffic from the Lahaul side up to the north portal of the Atal Tunnel.

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