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Salang highway reopens for heavy traffic

Salang highway reopens for heavy traffic

Jan 30, 2018 - 13:50

CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang highway -- linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan -- was reopened for traffic on Tuesday morning, an official said.

Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News that heavy traffic was allowed through the tunnel after heavy snowfall in the morning.

The highway had reopened both for light and heavy vehicles, he said, asking drivers and passengers to observe 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.