Traffic disrupted in Punjab and Sindh due to heavy fog

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Jan, 2021. 01:00 pm
Karachi Fog

Thick fog causing poor visibility disrupted vehicular traffic in Punjab and Sindh on Sunday.

According to the details, Motorway section M-3 from Faizpur to Abdul Hakeem was closed for traffic due to poor visibility caused by dense fog, a spokesperson of the Motorway Police said.

Motorway section M-4 from Pindi Bhattian to Multan was also closed for vehicles for the same reason, the Motorway Police said. Motorway section M-5 from Multan to Sukkur was also closed for vehicular traffic in the morning.

However, Motorway section M-1 from Burhan to Swabi has been reopened for vehicular traffic due to improved visibility. Motorway section M-2 from Lahore to Kot Momin has also been reopened after improvement in visibility range.

Swat Motorway was closed from Colonel Sher Khan Interchange to Chakdara and the motorway section from Multan to Khaniwal was closed for vehicles as fog blanketed the road, the Motorway Police said.

Fog also covered the National Highway at Lahore, Chauhang, Mohlanwal, Manga Mandi, Phool Nagar, Jimbir, Pattoki, Okara, Habibabad, Renala Khurd, Sahiwal, Harappa, Cheechawatani, Kasuwal, Iqbal Nagar, Mian Channu, Khaniwal and Multan, according to the road police.

On the other hand, Met office has predicted very cold weather in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and north Balochistan, while cold and dry in other parts of the country during the next twelve hours.

Dense fog is likely to prevail in plain areas of Punjab, Pothohar region and upper Sindh.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:

Islamabad 3 degree centigrade, Lahore, Peshawar and Muzaffarabad 5, Karachi 11, Quetta -1, and Murree 0 degree centigrade.

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