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    Snowfall blocks road to Samangan villages

    AIBAK (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked a road connecting 40 villages with the Dara-i-Sauf Bala district in northern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday.

    Ahmad Ali Hussaini, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the snowfall that began late on Saturday night had closed the link road, causing problems for residents.

    He said 15 to 30 centimeters of snow had fallen in low-lying areas and 60 centimeters in the Kotal Qala locality of the district.

    Department of Public Works official Eng. Hamayun Zia acknowledged the Kotal area had been cut off from the district centre. He said they had shared the matter with senior officials.

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