The plain areas in Punjab and Sindh and many cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were blanketed in dense fog on Monday disrupting the flow of traffic. The motorway authorities have closed the M2 from Lahore to Sheikhupura, M3 from Faizabad Lahore to Darkhana, and M11 from Lahore to Sialkot due to intense fog.
The movement of traffic on national thoroughfares also remained very slow as the visibility level was low. In Nawabshah, the motorway police barred the vehicles moving on the road owing to dense fog. Like other cities of the country, Shikarpur was also engulfed in fog after a spell of rain. The visibility level was extremely low in Garhi Yaseen Lakhi Ghulam Shah and surrounding areas affecting traffic flow on roads.
Fog kept surrounding Sukkur for the third consecutive day and the visibility was reduced to 20 meters in urban areas of the city. The M5 from Sukkur to Multan was closed due to zero visibility in the morning.
Peshawar city also experienced thick fog in the morning. Traffic police warned motorists to drive safely on roads due to low visibility which was reduced to 5 meters only. Other districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were also blanketed in dense fog.