Officials called on passengers and drivers to be equipped with winter facilities while traveling through the pass.
Salang Pass Reopens To Traffic After 16 Hours
The Salang Pass, one of the country's main routes, was reopened to traffic after 16 hours of closure due to heavy snowfalls and avalanches on the southern side of the pass, local officials said Saturday.
Abdul Basir Habibi, the highway maintenance commander, said snowfall has stopped and that the pass was reopened at around 10:00am.
Habibi said this morning four avalanches hit the southern Salang pass but there is no casualties.
The snow thickness reached to southern Salang side more than a meter and the storm has calmed down, Habibi said.
Habibi asked the passengers and drivers to be equipped with winter facilities while traveling through the pass.