Dushanbe-Chanak highway temporarily closed for traffic due to avalanches
The Dushanbe-Chanak highway has been temporarily closed for traffic due to avalanches.
Several avalanches have blocked the highway in some places, the Branch of Innovative Road Solutions (IRS) LTD in Tajikistan, which operates the toll on this highway, reports.
The work on clearing the highway of snow is reportedly under way and it will reopen for traffic already today, the IRS branch press center says.
Heavy snowfall on January 15-16 caused thirteen avalanches that blocked the highway in some places from the 48th kilometer to the 73rd kilometer. Some of the avalanches were reportedly from three to 14 meters high and 200 meters wide.
The Branch of Innovative Road Solutions LTD in Tajikistan is an internationally held and managed company. Innovative Road Solutions LTD was registered in British Virgin Islands in 2009. Six toll-collection points (plaza) now operate on the Dushanbe-Chanak highway.