Rise in Mercury thawing snow & triggering Avalanches

Sudden rise in Mercury causing fast thawing snow and triggering Avalanches in Himachal Pradesh as five persons along their car remained  buried  under it and had narrow escape at Dhundi Avalanche prone area of Kullu district on Tuesday, 
Police Chief Kullu Gurdev Singh confirmed that an avalanche hit near Dhundi , District Kullu while a car (bearing no .  HP 33 – C 2580) was passing through the area.  The vehicle along with its five occupants got buried under the snow.  In a heroic effort the trapped persons were rescued alive by two constables of H.P.  Police within 15 minutes who were posted on the spot to manage traffic
Lahaul-Spiti Administration advised the people to avoid travel o. Manali- Darcha junction of National Highway- 3 as snow avalanche had occurred near Snow Gallery Dhundi bridge due to Which Road was blocked for all types of traffic. However an informal received just now said that road is clear by the BRO removing Avalanche debris from the road. Maximum Temperature in Himachal Pradesh was highest of thus season as Maximum temperature jumped to 37.4 degree Celsius in Una, eight degrees above normal, Mandi and Bilaspur 33, Hamirpur 32, Kangra Dharmshala and Nahan 31 each, Chamba and Solan 30, Shimla 23.5, Manali 24 l, Kalpa ( Kinnau 21.6 and Keylong (Lahaul-Spiti) 12.6 degrees. Met Office forecast light rain and snow in isolated places in next two days in mid and High reaches and warning of lightening and thunder showers also issued in foot hills, mid and high reaches in one or two places in next 24 hrs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *