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Heavy snowfall closes key passes in Bamyan

Heavy snowfall closes key passes in Bamyan

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Feb 21, 2019 - 14:36

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Hajigak, Qonaq and Shato passes, connecting central Bamyan province with Kabulinfo-icon and southwestern Daikundi, have been closed as a result of heavy snowfall, an official said on Thursday.

The Hajigak tunnel is a link between Bamyan and capital Kabul and Maidan Wardak, with Qonaq connecting the province with Daikundi. Shato links Punjab and Yakawlang districts.

Ghulam Nabi, acting director of public works, told Pajhwok Afghan News the heavy snowfall had been continuing since Wednesday and a clearing team had reached the area.

Nabi added some firms had promised reopening roads for traffic by the end of the day.

Residents have to travel to Kabul via central Parwan province after the closure of the important tunnels in the wake of heavy snowfall.

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