Dense fog disrupts road, air traffic in parts of Punjab

Dense fog again blanketed different cities of Punjab, including Lahore on night between Sunday and Monday, paralysing routine life and disrupting road and air traffic.

The flight operation at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore was disrupted as the visibility dropped below 100 metres 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 Motorway Section from Ravi Toll Plaza to Balkasar (M2), Motorway Section from Faizpur Interchange to Rajana (M3) and Motorway Section from Lahore to Sambrial (M11) have been closed as visibility was very poor.

The Motorway police have 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.

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