Punjab gripped by severe cold, fog

People face severe problems due to reduced visibility


Our Correspondent December 29, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Punjab is in the grip of severe cold, while dense fog has engulfed almost everything, especially the motorway.

Routine life in various cities, including Lahore, Sheikhupura, Ferozwala, Kasur, Okara, Pak Pattan, Chistiyan, and Sahiwal has been badly affected since Wednesday night and people are facing severe problems due to reduced visibility.

Massive gridlock in city as fog disrupts movement across Punjab

According to the Motorway spokesperson, the National Highway from Lahore to Phoolnagar, Pattoki, Okara, Sahiwal, and Chichawatni remained shrouded in fog. It also covered Lahore, Khanewal, Multan, and Bahawalpur, reducing visibility to zero and badly affecting the movement of traffic.

The spokesperson added that the latest travel advice is being released on the mobile phone application named NHMP Humsafar. The app can be helpful if people use it before they make any plan to go out. The Department of Weather Forecast stated that during the next two to three days, heavy and light fog will continue in some lower parts of Punjab during day and night time.

In most areas of the country, the weather will remain cold and dry. In the upper parts, the weather will be extremely cold and dry at night, while a hailstorm is likely to hit by morning.

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According to the Met department, fog reduced visibility to 10 metres in Faisalabad, 20m in Jhang and Kot Addu, 30m in Toba Tek Singh, 50m in Noorpur Thal, 150m in Narowal, 200m in Sialkot, 100m in Layyah, Bhakkar and Sargodha, 300m in Jhelum, Khanpur and Okara, 500m in Joharabad, 600m in Kasur, Mangla and Multan and 800m in Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin and Sahiwal.

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