By: Zulfiqar Ali Khan
HUNZA, February 28: A massive avalanche on Saturday night blocked KKH for all types of traffic near Gulmit in Upper Hunza. The avalanche has covered the KKH and also blocked the alternate link road used to cross traffic in case of avalanches during previous years.
The area Wuch Shoth near Gulmit is known for its susceptibility to avalanches therefore a new bridge on KKH is under construction at alternate location in order to avoid blockade of KKH.
The heavy snowfall during the winter also brings extreme avalanche and flood risks during the summer.