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Dec 02 2016 (18:26)  Dense fog engulfs north India: Air, road, rail traffic hit (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Flight operations were impacted due to dense fog at Delhi's IGI airport.
At lease 50 trains were running late owing to fog.
Visibility was reduced to 50-200 metres at different places.
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fog engulfed several areas of UP, Haryana, Punjab and the Delhi-NCR region on Thursday morning, leading to three deaths and disruption in flights, road and rail services.
Reports from various places said that visibility was reduced to 50-200 metres at different places.
At least 12 vehicles crashed into each other due to dense fog at the Yamuna expressway today. One person died and more than 10 were injured in the accident.
In another incident, two people died and six were injured in a head-on collision between a truck and an auto rickshaw in Hamirpur due to fog.
"50 trains running were late due to dense fog," a northern railways official said.
Flight operations at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were affected for the second day on Thursday with four domestic flights diverted to other aerodromes amid low runway visibility due to dense fog.
Flight operations at Delhi airport are "intermittent" but not "suspended", an airport official said.
"The low visibility procedure was implemented at 3am. ATC is clearing arrivals and departures as per the fog situation," the official said.
Hisar and its surrounding areas in Haryana were engulfed in thick fog on Thursday morning with visibility reduced to 50 to 100 metres.
Traffic movement on the busy National HIghway (NH-1), which runs through Punjab and Haryana, connecting Amritsar with Delhi, was also affected due to fog.
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Moderate to dense fog was reported from several parts of the national capital region (NCR) in Haryana comprising districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Jhajjar, Hisar, Bhiwani, Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal and Rohtak.
Dense fog was reported from several areas of the NH-1 between Ambala and Kundli border of Haryana and Delhi.
In Punjab, fog was reported from Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar districts.
The minimum temperature at most places in Haryana and Punjab hovered around 8-10 degrees Celsius.
Met officials here said that foggy weather would prevail over the next few days.
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