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.
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.
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.