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Dense Fog Warning For 9 Odisha Districts; SRC Issues Advisory

Bhubaneswar: The office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday issued an advisory in view of the dense fog alert issued by the Regional Meteorological Department (IMD) for several parts of Odisha.

In a letter to police and transport department officials, the SRC directed them to take adequate steps for controlled movement of vehicles on National Highways during dense fog.

The advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure to prevent road accidents in different parts of the State.

As per the latest weather bulletin, the IMD has predicted dense fog in nine districts of Odisha between January 20 (night) till January 21 (morning).

The dense fog alert has been issued for nine districts- Bhadrak, Kendrpara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal and Jajpur.

It is pertinent to mention here that several parts of the State are reeling under intense cold wave conditions for the past one week.

The highest maximum temperature of 31 degree Celsius was recorded in Sundergarh while the lowest minimum temperature of 10 degrees was recorded in Phulbani in the past 24 hours.

As per IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, shallow to moderate fog very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Kandhamal tomorrow.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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