Dense fog covers plain areas in Punjab

10:42 AM | 17 Dec, 2019
Dense fog covers plain areas in Punjab

LAHORE - Dense fog blanketed plain areas in the Punjab province, disrupting traffic on the roads on early Tuesday morning.

According to media details, owing to the thick fog, the Motorway sections from Lahore to Kala Shah Kako (M2) and Multan Motorway (M5) have been shut down due to zero visibility.

Dense fog has also disrupted the flow of traffic at the National Highway in Lahore, Gujrat, Vehari, Pakpattan, Narowal, Zafarwal, Bahawalnagar and adjoining areas as visibility was down to zero metres.

The Motorway police have advised the drivers and commuters to switch on fog lights while driving and also requested the people to stay home and avoid unnecessary travelling.

The dark fog has also disrupted flight operation as Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport was shut down and flight operation was cancelled after visibility dropped down to zero.

Meanwhile, mainly cold and dry weather has been forecasted in most parts of the country while very cold in upper areas during the next twelve hours.

Dense Fog is likely to prevail in most plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during the morning and night hours.

Frost is also likely to form in Potohar region and most districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.