Heavy Fog envelops Punjab, visibility reduced to 50 meters

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Dec, 2020. 11:36 am
Heavy Fog

Heavy Fog continued to engulf the plain areas of Punjab and Sindh on Tuesday that disrupted the air and road traffic.

According to the details, heavy fog disrupted flight operation at the Lahore airport as seven domestic and international flights were canceled, whereas six got delayed due to low visibility caused by the fog that blanketed the airport and adjoining areas.

Among the flights canceled were Air Arabia’s Lahore-bound G-1829, PIA’s Lahore-Karachi (PK-306), and Lahore to Karachi (PK-307), Lahore-Islamabad (PK-659) and Airblue’s Lahore-to-Dubai flight, and Dubai to Lahore (PA-411).

Motorways Closed

On the other hand, Motorway Police said that the visibility was as low as 50 to 100 meters at most of the highways.

The motorway police spokesman instructed the people to avoid unnecessary travel and use fog lights in vehicles during travel. Motorway Police said Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway (M-1) was closed for vehicular traffic

Thick fog also enveloped the National Highway in Khanewal, Lodhran, Bahawalpur, Musafir Khana, Ahmedpur East, Taranda Muhammad Panah, Rahim Yar Khan and Sadiqabad.

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