Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Pajhwok Mobile App

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Snowfall forces Salang Pass closure

Snowfall forces Salang Pass closure

Feb 02, 2014 - 12:03

CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang route, linking Afghanistan’s south with the north, has been closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall, an official said on Sunday.

Highway maintenance head, Gen. Abdul Rajab, said 24 snow avalanches hit the southern part of the key pass on Saturday night, prompting the closure. 

He told Pajhwok Afghan News snow-clearing operations were ongoing to reopen the link. About 160 centimetres of snow has fallen in southern Salang and 120 centimetres in northern.

Jabalus Saraj traffic police chief, Naeemullah, said dozens of vehicles were stranded in Tajikan and Malkhan areas.