Tag Archive: avalanche warning

A snow avalanche on the Manali-Atal tunnel highway beyond Solang valley blocked the highway for nearly one hour on Sunday evening. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) cleared the avalanche debris, after which the highway was opened. Fortunately, there was no vehicular movement when the avalanche hit the highway.

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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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