Snow blankets Tribhuvan Highway; vehicular movement obstructed

Published On: February 28, 2019 08:51 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

HETAUDA, Feb 28: The transport service between Kathmandu and Hetauda has come to a halt since early this morning due to incessant rainfall with snow. 

The road section stretching from Daman to Simbhanjyang via Palung has been covered with one and a half feet thick snow which resulted in the traffic disruption, informed the District Police Office, Makawanpur. 

Likewise, the traffic service en route to Kathmandu from Hetauda via Kulekhani has also been disrupted due to rain and snow that occurred since last night, informed the Area Police Office, Palung. The Hetauda-Kathmandu road section via the Kulekhani route has also been covered with a feet thick snow. 

Mukesh Singh, Superintendant of Police (SP) at District Police Office, informed that the vehicles have been stranded on the snow-covered roads. 

Preparation is on to mobilize technical team to clear off the road and bring the traffic service back to normalcy immediately after improvement in weather, said Ashman Tamang, Chief District Officer of Makawanpur.


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