Heavy snowfall disrupts two highways in Sudurpaschim

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Doti: The Bhimdutta Highway that connects seven hilly districts of the Sudurpaschim Province is obstructed following a heavy snowfall taken place from Thursday night.

Area Police Office at Budar confirmed that the snowfall taking place since last night has disrupted vehicular movement here and efforts are ongoing to clear the snow.

Dozens of vehicles and a large number of passengers traveling in the vehicles are stranded at Gaira and Budar areas in Doti. Sahukharka, Gaira, Hagulte and the vicinity are blanketed with snow in the district.

Likewise, Pahalmansingh Swar Highway from Silgadhi of Doti to Sanfe of Achham district is also obstructed due to snowfall. Vehicles heading to Bajura and Achham districts from Tarai and to Tarai from hilly districts are stranded at different points after heavy snowfall in Chaukhutte area.

The snowfall has badly affected people’s lives here as they have faced difficulties to move outside home.

Khaptad, Goladeu, Napani, Charkekolek, Badikedarthan, Alyadi, Chauribaj, Okharkhali, Mustal and other areas in the region have witnessed heavy snowfall from Thursday, it is said.