Officials of the state ministry for Disaster Management of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that they have directed provincial officials about their further preparedness for rain and snowfall and that a state of emergency has been announced in the country.
Speaking with Radio Free of Afghanistan (REF/RL) an official of the ministry Muhammad Amin Mubariz said that they had sent material to provinces of which the distribution is still going on.
Mubariz added that they are in contact with the Ministry of Public Work and private firms to urgently undertake their operation of reopening ways in case the ways close due to heavy snowfall.
Salang highway that connects the Afghan capital with Northern provinces has been left clogged due to heavy snowfall and wind.
There is currently repeated snow and rainfall in 32 out of 34 provinces of Afghanistan that has clogged routes and have also erupted flood in several provinces.