Directorate completely shuts down traffic in Koya


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SULAIMANI — Koya’s traffic directorate announced on Thursday that all roads in the city are shut down in order to prevent accidents after snowfall and ice have made travel dangerous in the city.

The directorate stated all roads are closed both in and outside the city due to the risk of vehicles slipping in the ice amid the winter weather conditions.

The announcement noted roads are closed between the hours of 8pm to 8am, including the roads to Erbil and Dukan.

The directorate has asked residents to stay in their homes until teams apply salt to the roads to reduce the risk of accidents.

Heavy snowfall and severe winter temperatures have occurred across the Kurdistan Region. Snowfall was reported in Duhok, Sulaimani, Erbil, Halabja, Zakho, Soran and Raparin.

Winter weather conditions have disrupted traffic and administrative work has been called off across the Region with the exception of Sulaimani.

(NRT Digital Media)