Nov 30, 2020
MANALI: A snow avalanche on the Manali-Atal tunnel highway beyond the Solang valley blocked the highway for nearly one hour on Sunday evening. Border Roads Organization (BRO) cleared the avalanche debris, after which the highway was opened. Fortunately, there was no vehicular movement when the avalanche hit the highway.
Tourists are not being allowed to go towards Atal Tunnel as the area has received very heavy snow. Only local residents are being allowed to use the Tunnel.
Tourist movement in Solang valley is restricted. The area between Solang and Atal Tunnel is prone to avalanches. Avalanche control structures are proposed to be built at some high-risk zones but only two such structures have been built so far.
Snow and avalanche study establishment (SASE) issued avalanche warning for five districts of Himachal.