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Winter fog covers Chiang Rai creating driving hazard

Nov 14. 2017
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By The Nation

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Traffic police set up checkpoints on main roads leading to popular tourist destinations in Chiang Rai Tuesday morning as the northern province was covered by winter fog, making driving hazardous as visibility dropped to about 20 metres.

The fog covered most parts of the province and the temperature on lowland areas ranged from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius, while the temperature on mountain tops was about 12C.

Traffic police warned motorists to turn on their foglights.

Pol Col Passakorn Pikul, commander of Wieng Kaen police station, said visibility had dropped to only 20 metres, which was dangerous for motorists.

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