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Heavy snowfall blocks Herat-Turkmenistan highway

Heavy snowfall blocks Herat-Turkmenistan highway

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Jan 20, 2015 - 20:26

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Herat-Torghondi highway, connecting the western province with Turkmenistan, was blocked for traffic by heavy snowfall, an official said on Tuesday.

Abdul Hameed Mubarez, the Afghanistaninfo-icon Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) head, told Pajhwok Afghan News heavy rain and snowfall resulted in closing the highway.

He said around 50 centimetres of snow had fallen so far in Rabat Sangi area, damaging property and killing livestock. It was the first snowfall of the ongoing winter season in Herat.

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