The road was blocked due to a landslide at 10:00 this morning. Chief District Officer at the District Administration Office, Krishna Prasad Acharya, said that the road was blocked due to landslide and efforts are underway to reopen the highway.
"Initiatives are being taken to open the highway in coordination with the road department and the local level," he said. "Preparations have been made to open the highway by this evening." A local Raj Bahadur Malla informed that trucks carrying goods from Jumla to Surkhet and Nepalgunj and from Surkhet to Jumla were stranded when the highway was blocked.