Afghanistan – Incessant snowfall shuts highway

14 Dec 2017 –  The busy Salang Highway, linking Kabul with northern provinces, was blocked for heavy traffic as a result of incessant snowfall on Thursday morning, an official said.

The highway — passing through treacherous mountains in Parwan and Baghlan provinces — connects nine provinces with the central capital.

Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, highway maintenance commander, said the road was closed after a snowfall of 45 cm (18 inches)  in southern and 25 cm (10 inches) in northern parts of Salang.

He said trucks had been stopped in Khanjan district of Baghlan and the Jabul Saraj town of Parwan.

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