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Srinagar, Jan 05: The divisional commissioner issued an avalanche warning for nine districts of Kashmir division in view of inclement weather and snowfall.

An official spokesman said the warning will be valid for avalanche-prone areas in Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh districts.

“The deputy commissioners of all these districts have been asked to advise the people living in avalanche-prone areas not to venture out during the snowfall. Besides, they have been directed to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, police and para-medical staff and ambulances in readiness to deal with any untoward incident,” the statement read.