Motorway sections closed as dense fog engulfs parts of Punjab

LAHORE: The motorway road from Lahore to Samundri (M3), the motorway road from Multan to Rahim Yar Khan (M5) and the motorway road from Multan to Sukkur (M5) were closed during the night between Wednesday and Thursday as thick areas of Punjab filled with heavy fog.
The police on the motorway instructed the drivers to turn on fog lights while traveling at a very slow speed, and the police on the motorway also requested people to stay home and prevent unnecessary travel as visibility was down to zero meters due to dense fog.

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As visibility was very low, heavy fog also disturbed traffic in Bahawalpur, Multan, Khanewal, Basti Maluk, Lodhran, Chichawatni, Kassowal, Mian Channu Ahmadpur Sharqia, Okara, Sahiwal and Renala Khurd.
Earlier on January 9, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), had said that fog will encompass plain areas of Punjab, few districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh for the next few days during the night and morning hours.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the synoptic condition suggested the passage of a deep western wave from the upper parts of the country to the eastern divisions. In most parts of the country, cold and dry weather is predicted, while in the northern parts it will be very cold.
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