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08 Jan 2020 | 06:03 AM UTC

India: Transport disruptions reported due to poor weather in Delhi, northern states (NCR) January 8

Transport disruptions reported amid fog and heavy rain in Delhi (NCR), northern states on January 8; thunderstorms, hailstones, dense fog, and associated disruptions expected

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Event

Severe transportation disruptions have been reported in Delhi and in some northern states on Wednesday, January 8, as dense fog and poor weather triggered delays up to eight hours on 16 Delhi-bound trains.

The Indian Metropolitan Department (IMD) has issued an orange weather warning (second-highest on a four-tier scale) in Delhi on Wednesday, January 8, as thundershowers, hailstones, and heavy fog are expected over the capital. A red weather warning (highest on a four-tier scale) has also been issued in Uttarakhand as heavy snow is expected across the state, triggering severe road transportation disruptions.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm road conditions and flight status before setting out, contact your airline for more information, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, avoid prolonged exposure to outdoor temperatures, and keep sufficient food, water, and warm clothing if driving in the region. Individuals are advised to and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.