Lowari tunnel closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall: PDMA



Lowari tunnel is closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall spokesman of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Latif-ur-Rehman confirmed.

The largest district Chitral is cut-off from the rest of the country, however, people can go to and from Chitral through Lowari Tunnel on Friday from 7 am in the morning to 7 pm in the evening, he added.

He said that around 30 passenger vehicles carrying women and children were stuck due to heavy snowfall and a request was made to the tunnel authorities to let these vehicles pass, otherwise, the route was completely closed.

The communication system has been badly affected and most of the link roads including Lowari tunnel is closed for all type of transportation because of heavy snowfall, he disclosed.

Similarly, the roads were blocked in District Shangla due to heavy snowfall.

The district administration has started removing snow from the roads resulting in clearing up of roads till Alpori, he informed.

The spokesman also cautioned people to not use the roads leading to Chitral as it might put human lives in danger.

He said the Lowari Tunnel will open on Friday.