Staff Reporter

Continuous snowfall for the past two days on the passes has caused roadblocks and hampered vehicle movement in some parts of the country.

Phrumsengla between Mongar and Bumthang, Chelela pass between Paro and Haa, and Tergola pass between Haa and Sangbaykha remains blocked to traffic. It is the second day these roads remained closed. Clearing works are under way.

Road block at Phrumsengla (Photo: RBP)

Road block at Phrumsengla (Photo: RBP)

Traffic on the Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway was stopped yesterday afternoon following heavy hail storm and snowfall around Gedu where many vehicles were stranded. The vehicle movement was stopped from Rinchending in Phuentsholing. A light snowfall was also reported in Tsimasham in Chukha at around the same time.

Roadblocks at Dochula and Lamperi were cleared yesterday and vehicle movement resumed. However, commuters are cautioned to travel safely as the road remains slippery from ice and snow. There were no report of vehicle accident.