Srinagar, Feb 4: A fresh warning for heavy to very heavy snowfall and rain has been issued on Monday evening in the Jammu and Kashmir as a Western Disturbance (WD) will affect the state from Tuesday till February 7, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.
According to the DC, the weather warning issued by the Indian Metrological Centre, Srinagar the WD is likely affect Jammu and Kashmir from February 5 to 7, 2019.
Moderate to heavy snow and rain is expected on Tuesday afternoon, in South Kashmir, Pirpanjal Range (Doda, Batote, Badeewah, Ramban, Banihal and Baramulla) including Jawahar Tunnel and increase in intensity and distribution thereafter, a statement said.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has directed the Deputy Commissioners of all these districts to advise the people living in avalanche prone areas not to venture out to avoid the loss of lives.
Further, the DCs are directed to activate their Control Rooms and ensure snow clearance equipments are placed at proper places as per the snow clearance plan.
Besides, they are also requested to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, Police and Para-medical staff with ambulances in readiness to avert any untoward incident. (UNI)