DUSHANBE, December 21, Asia-Plus  -- The highway from Dushanbe to Khujand, the capital of the Sughd province, has been closed for traffic as three avalanches have blocked the highway in several places, Asia-plus has learned at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC).

The source at a MoTC said that recent heavy rains caused a series of snow-slides Thursday night that blocked the main highway from Dushanbe to Khujand in the 55th, 56th, and 59th kilometer.  No serious damage or injured was reported, according to the source.   

Work on clearing the road of snow is under way and the highway is expected to be opened for traffic within the next few days.