In Himachal, snowfall alert has been issued in parts of state.
The residents in these parts of Himachal Pradesh have been asked to stay away from higher slopes.
The alert has been issued for five districts of Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti, Shimla, Kinnaur and Kullu.
The advisory comes after the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment issued an avalanche warning.
The meteorological office has predicted heavy snowfall in the coming days in the hill state and a ‘red’ alert has been issued for today.
The authorities have also kept rescue teams on standby to deal with any emergency situation, the official added.
Residents of the five districts have been advised to stock up on essential items and emergency medicines.
The government has asked people to dial 1070 to contact the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) if required.