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Impenetrable fog descends on Punjab, reduces visibility to zero

As temperatures drop, a thick layer of fog descended on the province dropping visibility to zero in various cities and hitting the entire travel network — air traffic, railways, highways and motorways.



Impenetrable fog descends on Punjab, reduces visibility to zero
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The dense fog has enveloped vast swaths of Punjab reducing the visibility to zero. Fog continued to grip Punjab’s plain areas including Lahore.

The flight operation at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore was disrupted as the visibility was very low and several incoming or outgoing flights were either delayed or cancelled.

The thick fog has badly affected the flow of road traffic in several cities of Punjab. According to a Motorway spokesman, the various sections of the Motorway have been closed as visibility was very poor.

The Motorway police have also advised the drivers to switch on fog lights while driving at very slow speed as the visibility was dropped to zero due to dense fog. The Motorway police have also requested the people to stay home and avoid unnecessary travelling.

Regarding heavy fog in Lahore, CTO Asad Malhi has issued instructions to the citizens and said that the border areas of the city are covered by heavy fog and also advised the travelers to be extra vigilant and call 15 in case of any help. He said that due to the closure of motorway, extra number of traffic wardens have been deputed at the entry and exit routes.

The CTO further said that the number of wardens has been increased at Babu Sabu, Thokar Niaz Baig, Shahdara Chowk, Old Ravi Bridge, adding that the flasher lights of all police vehicles should be kept on, citizens should also ensure that fog lights and mirrors are not wet.