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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A dense fog engulfed the Twin City of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, coastal districts and many parts of interior Odisha on Thursday morning with the visibility dropping to a very low level.

The thick blanket of fog disrupted traffic and vehicular movement on the roads and the national highway due to poor visibility. Patia, Chandrasekharpur, Rasulgarh and Macheswar witnessed dense fog. Most parts of Cuttack also experienced dense fog.

As per IMD sources, shallow to moderate fog also occurred at few places in the interior parts of Odisha.

“It was really scary and risky to drive through the dense fog. Visibility has been reduced to a low level due to the thick blanket of fog. I have to drive slowly and extremely carefully on the road,” said a commuter in Bhubaneswar.

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre of India (IMD) has predicted that under the influence of an active western disturbance, coastal belts of Odisha are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall today.

(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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