City experiences coldest day.


Byline: Iqtidar Gilani

LAHORE -- Dense fog and biting cold continued disturbing routine life in plains of the country including Lahore on Tuesday by disrupting road, rail and air traffic besides causing low gas pressure.

Experts have predicted the prevailing harsh weather conditions to persist during the current week.

In Lahore, mercury dropped to 5 degree Celsius, making Tuesday the coldest day of ongoing winter.

Dense fog hampered vehicular movement on major inter and intra city routes including Motorway and National Highway besides disturbing rail and air traffic.

Increase in usage of heaters to cope with biting cold led to low gas pressure in major cities including Lahore. In certain areas, women faced huge difficulties in cooking meals for their families.

Temperature dips down to 5 degree centigrade

The fog started falling in the evening and become so dense at mid night that visibility reduced to zero in open areas. Less visibility hampered vehicular movement on important intercity roads including Motorway and National Highway. Dense fog again forced closure of portions of Motorway at around midnight, leaving motorists with no option except to use alternative routes including National Highway. The situation was the same at almost the entire National Highway. Dense fog caused the vehicles to move at a snail's pace. The police advised the people to avoid unnecessary travelling from late night to early morning. If unavoidable, switch on fog lights, ensure proper functioning of wipers and drive on slow...

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