Bhubaneswar: A thick layer of fog engulfed twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack this morning.
Though early-risers had the opportunity to witness the thick pall of mist, the dense cover of fog also created troubles for hundreds of motorists who were seen struggling to navigate on the busy roads in different parts of the State.
The visibility had dropped to less than 50 mts which applied brakes on the smooth movement of vehicular traffic between the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
Earlier, the IMD’s regional centre in Bhubaneswar had issued dense fog alert for several Odisha districts.
While the dense fog is likely to cover the districts — Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Puri, Kandhamal, Angul and Cuttack — from January 23 night to January 24 morning, the visibility is likely to be reduced due to fog in the districts — Cuttack, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Kandhamal, Balasore, Angul, Dhenkanal and Kendrapara — on January 24 night and January 25 morning.
The Special Relief Commissioner has issued an advisory for police and transport officials of respective districts to take necessary steps for controlled plying of vehicles on highways during dense fog to avoid any road mishap.
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