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Salang Highway shuts after heavy snowfall

Salang Highway shuts after heavy snowfall

Feb 12, 2018 - 14:12

CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The busy Salang Highway, linking Kabul with northern part of the country, has been blocked for traffic as a result of heavy snowfall, an official said on Monday.

Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News the road was closed after an incessant snowfall late on Sunday night.

He said the highway was hit by at least 10 avalanches since Sunday night. The snowfall has started last Friday and was still continued and reached to 126 centimeters in southern and 145 in northern parts of Salang.

The highway maintenance workers striving to clear it as soon as possible, Rajab said.

In the winter, travelling the highway is dangerous for passengers due to heavy snow and cold weather.