Thick fog affects normal life across Odisha

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar/Puri: A thick blanket of fog shrouded several districts across the states including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri affecting normal life and throwing vehicular traffic out of gear today.

As the visibility dropped to around 100 metre in most places, mostly school students and office goers faced hardship in reaching their destinations on time.

While people were forced to stay indoors, elderly persons and children faced difficulties due to bad weather condition. On the other hand, cold wave continued to prevail owing to foggy weather.

In Cuttack, Puri and Bhubaneswar, low visibility affected vehicular movement. Moderate to dense fog enveloped many parts while some isolated pockets witnessed very dense fog.

Meanwhile, the regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the fog situation will continue for next four days in several places across the state.