While 10 policemen posted at the post near the tunnel were reported safe,10 others are believed to be trapped, he said.
"Police rescue teams and other concerned agencieshave been rushed to the site," he added.
Kashmir valley has been witnessing heavy snowfall since Wednesday with Kulgam district in south Kashmir receiving maximum precipitation in the last 24 hours. Some places in the district have received as much as five feet snow, officials said.
High danger avalanche warning has been issued to Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam and Kupwara districts in the valley, while medium danger warning was issued to Poonch,Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar,Udhampur and Leh districts.
A low danger warning was issued for Kargil district.
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