Heavy fog halts maritime traffic in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
CİHAN photoHeavy fog blanketed Istanbul on Feb. 29 affecting transportation in the metropolis, including the cancelations of most ferry lines as well as disruptions in air traffic.
Many city ferry lines were canceled due to the fog, which began to show its effects early in the morning.
However, ferry lines bound for the Prince Islands and the Golden Horn continued without disruption.
Meanwhile, air traffic in Istanbul was affected by the fog for a short time. The visibility range was lowered at the city’s main Atatürk Airport and as well at Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
Some charter flights were diverted to nearby provinces.