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Salang highway closed by snowfall

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Salang Highway has been closed for traffic as a result of heavy snowfall on Tuesday. Abdul Basir Habibi, the highway maintenance commander, told Pajhwok the road had to be closed due to an incessant snowfall since late night. He said the snowfall that started Monday night continued and reached 25 centimeters in southern and 15cm in northern parts of the tunnel. Dozens of trucks have been stranded in the Pash-i-Sorkh locality of the Jabalus Saraj district of Parwan province and in the Malkhan area of Baghlan province.

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