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Snowfall closes Salang highway for traffic

Snowfall closes Salang highway for traffic

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Mar 15, 2014 - 10:51

CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The busy Salang highway, linking the country’s north and south, was closed for traffic because of heavy snowfall and stormy weather, an official said on Saturday.

The route, connecting the capital Kabul with Northern provinces, passes through Hindukush Mountains. The road has been under heavy snowfall since Friday afternoon, prompting authorities to close the route at around 11:00pm.

The step was taken to ensure passenger safety, Salang highway maintenance commander, Gen. Abdul Rajab, told Pajhwok Afghan News. Heavy snowfall hit Salang every year, causing problems for passengers.

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