Heavy snow has been falling in these two central provinces and has blocked roads to Bamyan and Daikundi.
Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, director of public works of Daikundi, said that snowfall in the province had reached between 50 and 110 centimeters.
“Due to the snowfall in the last two days, all the roads of Daikundi have been blocked for traffic; there is 50 centimeters of snow in Nili city and 110 centimeters of snow in Kutal-i-Qunat Pass on the Daikundi-Kabul highway,” he said.
He said that efforts are underway to reopen Daikundi transportation routes, but added that the cleaning process was going slow due to continues snowfall.
Hafiz Fath Mohammad Bashir, Daikundi information and culture director, said that people of the province were happy about the snowfall and hoped its falling would continue so it would help reduce drought in the province.
Haji Hanif, a farmer in Nili city said, “The snow is falling since the last two days, it has reached to around 70 centimeters.”
Meanwhile, local officials in Bamyan also reported heavy snowfall and storms in the province, which closed all local roads.
The Department of Public Works in a statement said that efforts are underway to reopen Bamyan transportation routes. The source said that some roads in the province would be opened by tomorrow, Wednesday.