Dense fog engulfs major cities in Punjab, disrupts road traffic


LAHORE: Dense fog blanketed different parts of the province, including Lahore, Multan and and other cities disrupting routine life on Wednesday (today).

The fog also increased the intensity of cold weather.

Due to low visibility, the Motorway section from Sheikhupura to Pindi Bhattian was completely closed while traffic was also disrupted on National Highway.

The Motorway police have appealed the drivers to use GT Road for travelling from Lahore to Sheikhupura and switch on fog lights. The Motorway police also urged them to take precautionary measures while driving. They also requested people to stay home and avoid unnecessary travelling.

Meanwhile, the Met office predicted that foggy conditions would continue to prevail in the plains of Punjab for the next few days.

Cool winds persist in Lahore and have taken the temperature to 4°C.

However rain- thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Mardan divisions, FATA, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during next 12e hours.

Today’s Lowest Minimum Temperatures:

Skardu -12°C, Gupis -09°C, Kalam, Astore -08°C, Parachinar -07°C, Malamjabba, Rawalakot -06°C, Kalat, Bagrote -05°C.