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An Atal Tunnel avalanche occurred on the Manali-Leh highway but no loss of life or property damage was reported.

Due to the snowfall, traffic movement in Lahaul and Spiti came to a standstill. The residents of the Lahaul valley were cut off from the rest of the state after the road beyond the Solang valley towards Lahaul was blocked.

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Four persons traveling in a Xylo car on their way to Kargil from Sonamarg had a narrow escape when their vehicle came under a massive avalanche near India Gate on Zojila Pass on Saturday.

The BRO on Sunday rescued the passengers. Vehicles were also evacuated and the road was opened for traffic later.

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Authorities issued a snow avalanche warning for higher reaches in the division.

Experts are blaming deforestation for a growing avalanche threat because once a mountain slope is bereft of its tree cover there is nothing to prevent or stop an avalanche.

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