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Snowstorm leads to Salang Highway closure

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Snowstorm leads to Salang Highway closure

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Mar 12, 2013 - 14:36

CHARIKARinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Hundreds of vehicles were stranded after an overnight snowstorm closed the Salang Highway, the only major connection between Kabulinfo-icon and northern provinces, in central Parwan and Baghlan provinces, an official said on Tuesday.

The storm caused avalanches on Monday night, blocking both northern and southern portions of the 2,673-metre-long Soviet-built tunnel, the highway maintenance officer, Yawar Samiullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News. 

The closure left hundreds of vehicles stranded in Tajikan area of Jabalus Saraj district in Parwan and in Malakhan area of Khanjan district in northern Baghlan, he added.

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