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Flights at Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport have resumed effective 8:45 p.m. on Friday after they were suspended at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday due to an unusual dense fog that engulfed the country’s coast and caused extremely low visibility.

Deputy head of the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport Daniel Al Haiby made the announcement , National News Agency NNA reported.

Suspended incoming flights were earlier diverted to Cyprus according to Haiby

For the first time in decades, heavy fog engulfed the southern coastal city of Tyre, causing extremely low visibility and disrupting traffic.

The Lebanese meteorological department advised motorists in coastal areas to drive carefully and slowly and to use their emergency flashers in order to avoid any accidents. The department also urged fishermen to avoid sailing at night.

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