Karakoram Highway Has been Closed for all Types of Traffic

Today the Karakoram Highway in Qaida near Dasu in Kohistan was closed for all types of traffic because of landslide.

Also in Dashki was the Gilgit-Astore valley road blocked.

Fareeh Ahmed, Director General of the Disaster Management Authority in Gilgit Baltistan, advised people not to travel.

The Karakoram Highway) is a 1,300-kilometer (810 miles) national road, which runs from Hasan Abdal in the province of Punjab to the Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan, where it crosses China to become the national highway 3, which leads into China and then becomes the national highway.

The highway connects the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan plus Gilgit-Baltistan with the Uyghur region of Xinyang, China.

The path, which has been constructed at 36 ° 51′00′′N 75 ° 25′40′′E at a high altitud of 4,714 m (15,466 ft) near the Khunjaerab pass, is a popular tourists site and one of the highest cobbled roads in the world, at 36 ° 51′00′N. It is also sometimes referred to as the Eighth World Wonder, because it is high up and in difficult conditions.

In Spring and early Autumn, the KKH is best traveled. Heavy snow will shut the road for long periods during harsh winters. During July and August heavy mountain rain causes occasional slippage which may block the way for or more hours. Only between 1 May and 31 December is the border crossing between China and Pakistan on Khunjerab Pass open.

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