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Dense fog engulfs Punjab, Haryana; road, rail traffic hit

Moderate to shallow fog enveloped parts of Punjab and Haryana today, adversely affecting rail and road traffic in the region, even as the minimum temperatures hovered above normal.



Chandigarh: Moderate to shallow fog enveloped parts of Punjab and Haryana today, adversely affecting rail and road traffic in the region, even as the minimum temperatures hovered above normal.

Visibility was reduced in the morning due to fog and the MeT department has forecast similar conditions during the next 48 hours.

Chandigarh, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Narnaul, Rohtak and Hisar were among the areas which had foggy conditions in the morning.

However, the minimum temperatures hovered between two to five degrees celsius above normal for this time of the season, the MeT office said.

While Amritsar had a low of 6.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, the minimum at Chandigarh was 6.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.

Among other places in the region, Narnaul settled at a low of 9.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal followed by 10.7 degrees Celsius at Ludhiana, four notches above normal, 11 degrees Celsius each at Ambala and Patiala, four notches above normal at both places, 11.6 degrees Celsius at Karnal, five notches above normal and 12 degrees Celsius at Hisar, also five notches above normal.

From Zee News

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