Dense fog causes flight chaos at Pakistan's Lahore airport

December 29, 2012 - 10:54:07 am
ISLAMABAD: Dense fog descended on Lahore and other parts of the region in Pakistan, plunging visibility to zero and forcing closure of the Allama Iqbal International Airport and Motorway at several places.

All flights were diverted to other cities due to poor visibility. According to reports, at least two flights have been diverted to Islamabad due to low visibility while one to Karachi.

Severe cold weather has been gripping the city with dense fog, causing problems for travelers for the last six days.

Meanwhile, snowfall continues in Kashmir, Skardu and Northern Areas while land routes in some parts of Lipa Valley and Neelam Valley were cut off.

Snowfall was also reported from Murree which received one and half foot snow so far, forcing tourists confined to their hotels.

Snowfall also continues in Kalam, Malam Jaba, Marghazar while rain was reported in Sawat, Mangora, Saidu Sharif. (QNA)