Lahore (December 15, 2017): Many areas of Punjab are in the grips of dense fog which is effecting all daily activities of life and has also disturbed the traffic flow due to reduced visibility.
In Jalalpur Pirwala the visibility has been reduced to just five meters while thick fog has increased the cold down in Haveli lakha and Basirpur areas of Okara.
Shorkot, Pindi Bhattian, and Dunyapur are also in grips of fog which has cut the visibility to uncomfortable levels.
The traffic police has advised the motorists to avoid unnecessary travel and to ensure using fog lights when driving.
Dense fog has made te authorities close Motorway M-2 Islamabad for all kind of heavy traffic.
According to spokesman of Motorway Police, Motorway M-2 from Kot Moman to Lahore and from Kot Moman to Faisalabad while Motorway M-4 from Gojra to Khanewal closed for all kind of traffic.
The zero visibility has been reported from Kharian to Kala Shah Kaku and from Sadhoke to Khori.
The visibility on Lahore-Bahawalpur highway stands reduced to 100 meter due to heavy fog.
In Sindh, the visibility on highway is 40 to 60 meters in Tehri.
The commuters have been advised to use fog lights during fog and contact at helpline 130 for any query about fog on motorways and highways.
Meanwhile, the Met Department has forecast that during the next 24 hours mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. More rain-thunderstorm, with snowfall in the mountainous areas, is expected at a few places in Malakand division and Gilgit-Baltistan. Very cold weather conditions are likely to prevail in northern parts of the country including Quetta. Dense Foggy conditions are likely over plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during night & morning hours.
The coldest places in the country were Kalat, Kalam, and Skardu with minus eight degree centigrade; Quetta with minus seven degree; and Dalbandin, Gupis, Malamjabba, Astore, and Parachinar minus five degree centigrade.