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Salang pass closed for heavy traffic after snowfall

Salang pass closed for heavy traffic after snowfall

Jan 30, 2019 - 14:04

CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The strategic Salang passinfo-icon, linking Kabulinfo-icon with northern parts of the country, has been closed for trucks as a result of heavy snowfall, an official said on Wednesday.

Abdul Basir Habibi, the highway maintenance commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News the road had to be closed for heavy traffic due to snowfall at 8pm on Tuesday night.

He said the snowfall that started on Tuesday continued so far reached 25 centimeters.

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



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