No respite from harsh weather.


LAHORE -- Experts have predicted the prevailing cold wave and foggy conditions to persist during the current week.

The fog started falling in the evening and become so dense at mid night that visibility reduced to zero in open areas. Dense fog hampered vehicular movement on important intercity roads including Motorway and National Highway. Less visibility forced closure of portions of Motorway at around midnight. Motorists left with no option except to use alternative routes including National Highway.

The situation was the same at almost the entire National Highway. Less visibility caused the vehicles to move at a snail's pace. The police have advised the people to avoid unnecessary travelling from evening to early morning. If unavoidable, use fog lights, ensure functioning of wipers and drive at slow speed.

Dense fog affected flight operation at Allama Iqbal International Airport besides disturbing schedule of Pakistan Railways. Almost all trains reached their respective destinations hours beyond the scheduled time.

Fog disrupts flights, trains

Lesser period of sunshine due to dense fog, snowfall over the hills and winds helped maintaining the mercury to a low level, making weather chilly during the...

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