Dense fog disrupts air, road travel in parts of Punjab

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

The flight operation at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and Multan Airport was also affected due to severe weather condition and several incoming flights were diverted to other airports while outgoing flights were either delayed or cancelled.

The thick fog has badly affected the flow of road traffic in several cities. According to a Motorway spokesperson, the Motorway M2 from Lahore to Kot Momin, Lahore-Multan Motorway M3 from Faizpur to Darkhana, Motorway M4 from Faisalabad to Abdul Hakim, Motorway M5 from Shershah to Taranda Muhammad Panah and Motorway M11 from Lahore to Sialkot have been closed for all kind of traffic.

The Motorway police have appealed the drivers to use Grand Trunk (GT) Road for travelling. They have also urged the drivers to drive slowly and switch on fog lights.

The Motorway police have also requested the people to stay home and avoid unnecessary travelling. Dense fog has also disrupted traffic at several places in the province at the National Highway due to low visibility.