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Beacon on job to clear snow on National Highway

Medium danger avalanche warning issued

Bureau Report

Agence India Press


Srinagar: On request of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon the Beacon authorities started the snow clearance operation on war footing basis from early morning at 5.30 am and continued snow clearance operations throughout the day to prevent further accumulation of snow.

Due to the sustained snowfall throughout the night about 18 to 24 inches of snow had got accumulated on the Srinagar-Jammu National highway.  Besides five snow avalanches of heavy to moderate sizes had also got triggered between Panthal slides to Jawahar Tunnel.

The work for snow clearance by Beacon authorities is expected to be completed by evening and subject to fair weather, the road would be thrown open for traffic on Wednesday.

During the night of 13th/14th Feb, around 45 load carriers had got stranded near Shaitani Nala area, about two Kms short of South Portal of Jawahar Tunnel.

The Beacon Authorities were requested to help the administration in escorting the stranded vehicles through the tunnel by placing a snow plough ahead of them upto Qazigund.

Three Light Motor Vehicles had also got stranded and could move forward therefore the drivers of these vehicles were evacuated and given shelter for the night.  Beacon authorities assisted in the rescue and evacuation work beyond their prime job of snow clearance.  Divisional commissioner has conveyed his appreciation to the Beacon authorities for the timely succour provided to the stranded vehicles.

Meanwhile, a medium danger avalanche warning exists for higher reaches of Banihal, Gulmarg, Chowkibal, Tangdhar, Keran, Machil, Gurez, Gagangir,  Sonamarg, Drass and Zojila areas. The people living in these areas have been advised to exercise caution, in avalanche prone areas. (AIP NEWS)

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