Several sections of the motorway have been temporarily closed due to dense fog, according to the National Highways and Motorway Police. The affected areas include M-1 from Burhan to Swabi, from Swabi to Rashakai, and Rashakai to Peshawar toll plaza, M-2 from Thokar Niaz Baig to Farooq Abad, M-3 from Faizpur interchange to Darkhana, M-4 Faisalabad Interchange to Pindi Bhattian, and from Faisalabad to Sher Shah, M-5 from Rahim Yaar Khan to Rohri, and from Zahir Peer to Uch Sharif, and M-11 from Kala Shah Kaku Toll Plaza to Sambrial toll plaza.
The closure of these sections has caused significant disruptions in travel across the plains, with commuters advised to check the latest updates from the National Highway and Motorway helpline 130 and its social media platforms before making travel plan. The National Highways and Motorway Police have also urged drivers to exercise caution and follow safety measures while driving in foggy conditions, such as reducing speed, using fog lights, and maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles. The closure of these sections of the motorway highlights the importance of taking necessary precautions during foggy weather to ensure the safety of commuters.