Dense fog engulfs plain areas of Punjab


04 Jan, 2019 10:59 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Dense fog descended on the plains of Punjab on Friday, disrupting traffic on motorways and national highways.

According to the Motorway Police, various sections of the motorway have been closed owing to poor visibility caused by thick fog that blanketed various cities of Punjab, including Chichawatni, Mian Chunnu, Lodhran, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, and Ahmadpur Sharqia.

He said the motorway sections in the affected areas have been closed for traffic, adding that motorists have been advised to use fog lights and drive slowly to avoid road mishaps.

Drivers have been further advised to contact Motorway police at helpline 130 for any travel guidance.

The weather department predicted foggy conditions are expected in south Punjab and upper Sindh during morning / night hours today which would decrease the visibility level for the travelers especially on Motorway.

– Rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected –

It said rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu, DI Khan, Quetta, Zhob, Sargodha, Faisalabad and Gujranwala divisions.

However, three members of a same family were killed and in a traffic accident in Sahiwal Friday morning. The accident happened due to overspeeding when a car and a bus collided. However, the car-bus collision leaves three lives dead and four injured.

Three members of same family dead during road accident in Sahiwal

The deceased were all from the same family and were travelling home after attending a wedding in Sialkot and the injured belonged to the same family and were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, in the current week, many accidents occurred due to the dense fog in Punjab. The accidents claimed many lives. The Motorway police directed to the traveler for avoiding unusual travel. The visibility in the fog is zero level in the morning time. The traveler also instructed to use fog lights and used GT Road instead of Motorway in the foggy weather.



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