|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Jan 6: As many as 22 families were on Wednesday evacuated from avalanche-prone areas in south Kashmir district of Kulgam following a weather warning issued due to intermittent heavy snowfall since Sunday. Official sources said that 22 families from Marisle Nallah Kund in Kulgam were on Wednesday evacuated as a precautionary measure following an avalanche warning issued by Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (DMA). ''The evacuated families have been shifted and lodged a Government School,'' they said. A DMA official said that medium level avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Kishtwar in Jammu and Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara and Bandipora in Kashmir valley. "A medium level avalanche warning has also been issued for Waltengu Nad, South and North portals of Jawahar Tunnel, Verinag, Kapran, Chowkibal-NC Pass, Gurez, Dawar and Neeru. Meanwhile, he said a low level avalanche warning has been issued for upper reaches of Udhampur in Jammu, Baramulla and Gandrebal in Kashmir, besides Kargil in the Union Territory of Ladakh. ''Low level warning has also been issued for Sonamarg-Zojila, Z-Gali- Kalaroose, Kanzalwan, Tangmarg and world famous ski resort of Gulmarg,'' he added.