Avalanche threat in tribal areas of Himachal

Shimla, Feb 7 (PTI) Avalanche threat today loomed large over tribal Lahaul and Pangi Valleys in Himachal Pradesh as intermittent heavy snowfall disrupted normal life affecting water, power supply and vehicular movement.

Acting Deputy Commissioner, Lahaul and Spiti, Varinder Sharma has advised people not to venture out in view of the avalanche threat and ordered closures of all schools in the Valley tomorrow.

Keylong, headquarter of the district, recorded over 50 cm of fresh snow and snowfall was continuing, reports reaching here said. Heavy snowfall was continuing in the high altitude tribal areas, mountain passes.

The ski slopes at Solang nallah are experiencing fresh snow, while key tourist resort of Manali had another spell of moderate snowfall.

Shimla and other mid-hills were lashed by a severe thunderstorm accompanied by intermittent heavy rains while tribal areas were experiencing fresh snowfall.