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Snow deposits disrupt Gamgadhi-Nagma road

23 February 2019  

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JUMLA:  Snow deposits on mountain passes of Gamgadhi-Nagma section of the Karnali highway have forced the closure of the highway for the past one month. Around five feet thick snow deposits on the road has rendered vehicular travel impossible. Attempts to open the highway by removing the snow using bulldozers have failed.

Umakanta Adhikari, Chief District Officer of Mugu district said that the efforts to open the road were hampered by the latest spell of snowfall.  This has led to the shortage of daily supplies including edible products and cooking gas in Gamgadhi market, the district headquarters.

Kalakadha road that connects to Khatyad rural municipality is also obstructed due to snow deposition since the past one month. To the consequence the health post at the municipality is facing shortage of medicines.

Foot trails to the district headquarters from Khatyad through Rara and Jeude is also blocked due to snow.

Publish Date : 23 February 2019 08:37 AM

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