Some major roads closed due to flooding: Ministry of public works

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The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) said that some highways and roads in the provinces have been closed as a result of flooding.

Highways in Zabul and Nuristan and the Kabul-Kandahar highway have been closed due to flooding and heavy rains, according to information provided by the ministry, and efforts are being made to reopen them.

“The road of Shinki district was closed during the recent floods in Zabul, and recent floods have occurred in some other provinces and have closed the roads,” said Hamidullah Musbah, a spokesman of the ministry.

According to ministry officials, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Laghman, Nangarhar provinces, and the Salang area are now experiencing heavy rains.

Some passengers on the Wardak highway said that the highway is closed to them and it has been hours that they have been waiting to travel on the highway.

“The roads were flooded, the houses were destroyed, and there were many other challenges on the way from Kandahar to this side,” said Enayatullah, a passenger.

“We’ve been waiting here for more than an hour. We have problems. The road is blocked by stones that have fallen from the mountain,” said Ezatullah, a passenger.

“The water has blocked everything,” said Ismail, a passenger.

Meanwhile, floods have also closed some roads in Logar and passengers are waiting for it to open.

“It has been over an hour that the road has been closed, people are waiting,” said Sayed Rahman, a passenger. “Highways and roads are closed, people are facing problems and they are stuck in the traffic,” said Gul Mohammad, a passenger.

The recent flooding has not only shut down highways but also taken lives and caused great financial loss to families. The State Ministry for Disaster Management said that the floods of the past month destroyed hundreds of acres of agricultural land.—Tolonews

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