As temperatures continue to decrease across Punjab, thick fog on Wednesday disrupted routine activities in the province including Lahore while sections of motorway have also been closed to avoid any mishap. According to details, the spell of dense fog and cold wave engulf various parts of Punjab including Hafizabad, Shakargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Patoki, Okara, Lodhran, Sangla Hill, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahib, Gujranwala, Phool Nagar, Pattoki and Jaranwala.
The M-2 Motorway from Lahore to Sheikhupura, M-4 from Faizpur to Abdul Hakeem and M-5 from Rahim Yar Khan to Sukkur have been closed due to low visibility. Moreover, the Motorway Section M-3 has also been closed for all kinds of traffic, whereas drivers taking alternative routes have been warned to take precautionary measures while travelling.
The visibility has been reduced to 30-150 meters on motorway. Motorway police has asked people to avoid unnecessary traveling while the drivers have been directed to use fog lights during foggy conditions. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country while very cold in northern parts.