Roads in Penjwen blocked after heavy snow with more expected

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SULAIMANI — The Penjwen Traffic Directorate on Wednesday (January 22) said in a statement that a number of roads in the district have been closed because of heavy snow and advised residents to avoid the area.

“We warn all drivers, especially truck drivers, that the Sulaimani-Penjwen road will be closed tonight due to heavy snow,” the statement said.

“Unless they have urgent business in Penjwen, we ask residents to avoid the road because the snow is expected to increase,” the statement added.

According to the General-Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology in the Kurdistan Region, heavy rain and snow are expected in the cities of the Kurdistan Region, especially those at higher elevations. Temperatures are also expected to drop sharply.

Penjwen is located along the Iranian border and is one of the snowiest areas during winter.

(NRT Digital Media)