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Salang highway reopens after 2 days of closure


Salang highway reopens after 2 days of closure

Dec 16, 2017 - 12:53

CHRIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang Highway -- linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan -- was reopened for traffic on Saturday after two days of closure, an official said.

Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News both sides of the tunnel had been cleared of heavy snow after hectic efforts by the maintenance team.

He said the highway had reopened both for light and heavy vehicles. The commander urged drivers and passengers to observe all security precautions and comply with traffic regulations.

In the winter, travelling the highway is dangerous due to heavy snow and harsh cold weather. Several fatal incidents have occurred in the tunnel in recent years.