January 08, 2012

Istanbul Strait Opens to Vessel Traffic After Fog Clears

The Istanbul Strait was opened to vessel traffic on Thursday morning after heavy fog cleared.

Heavy fog also hampered air traffic in Istanbul on Wednesday.

The strait was closed to vessel traffic at 20.16 hours on Wednesday. It was reopened to vessel traffic at 06.00 hours on Thursday.

Visibility dropped to 250 meters at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport due to heavy fog, and some planes were directed to Sabiha Gokcen Airport in the Anatolian side of Istanbul.

Executives said visibility could be down to 100-150 meters during the night.


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