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24 Jan 2019 | 06:42 AM UTC

Nepal: Transportation disruptions due to heavy snowfall January 24

Heavy snowfall reported January 21-24, resulting in traffic disruptions

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transportation
NPL

Event

Heavy snow fell between January 21 and 24 across the country, leading to significant transportation disruptions. Hundreds of travelers and vehicles were reportedly stranded on January 23 due to inclement weather conditions. Snow and ice conditions have significantly reduced vehicle traffic, notably in the Bajhang district (northwest), as well as in the neighbouring districts of Bithad, Shreebhawar, Dholyamod, Bijayapur, Lusyalek, Nachanthali, and Bajpani, and on the Nepal-China border area. Road traffic remains halted in these various areas as of Thursday, January 24, due to continued heavy snow fall.

Advice

Individuals present in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of the situation, monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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