Avalanche Alert: Schools Closed in Doda, Landslides Block Roads in Rajouri


AlertThe Doda district administration Saturday ordered the shutting of all the schools and sounded alert in the district after the heavy rains lashed the district since Thursday afternoon.

The batote – Kishtwar highway has been closed due to landslides at several places.

Earlier the highway was closed due to landslides at Assar, Kora Pani, Dansal Gatsu and Kandini.

“In view of the weather advisory all the educational institutions have been closed,” chief education officer informed Kashmir Life.

Due to the avalanche warning in the district on Saturday and Sunday the schools have been directed to shut, he said.

All the examination scheduled for these two days have also been postponed.

People of the district have been advised not to venture out of homes in view of avalanche warning.

Meanwhile, in Rajouri, Mahore to Reasi road has been closed for traffic due to landslides at several places.

A police official said that landslides have taken place on several spots on the road and have been closed for traffic since last night.

Meanwhile, moderate rains continued to lash Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi areas today as well.

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