In response to challenging weather conditions, the authorities have taken the necessary precautionary measures by temporarily closing the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway due to dense fog and low visibility.
Closure of Lahore-Islamabad Motorway
The closure encompasses both the Lahore to Islamabad and Lahore to Sialkot sections of Motorway M-11, with officials expressing concerns over the safety of commuters in the foggy weather. Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO), Ammara Ather, has issued directives for circle police officers to be stationed along with additional personnel on the internal and external routes of the city to manage the increased traffic load resulting from the Motorway closure.
To enhance safety measures, the CTO instructed traffic officers to utilize reflectors and flasher lights as indicators for drivers navigating through the city during the foggy conditions. With visibility compromised, these precautions aim to reduce the likelihood of incidents on the roads.
In light of the challenging weather conditions, Punjab police have urged travelers to use front and back fog lights to enhance visibility and advised them to consider traveling during daylight hours to minimize potential risks during the foggy season.
This closure follows a similar measure taken last week by the National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP), which closed Motorway M-2 and M-3 due to dense fog. The Motorway police spokesperson emphasized the importance of using fog lights and recommended daytime travel during foggy conditions, underscoring the commitment to ensuring the safety of road users amidst challenging weather scenarios. Commuters are urged to stay updated on weather advisories and exercise caution while traveling in foggy conditions.