Drivers told to ‘take extreme care’ as fog blankets Sydney this morning

A blanket of heavy fog over Sydney has brought down visibility on major roads this morning, and motorists are being urged to exercise caution.

There are also delays of up to 90 minutes and around a dozen flights cancelled on domestic services from Sydney Airport. International flights are also experiencing delays.

Just after 5am this morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a road weather alert for Sydney — saying the fog will affect most suburbs in the city.

Drivers are being told to be cautious. Picture: Bill HearneSource:News Corp Australia

“Reduced visibility in fog may make road conditions dangerous during Wednesday morning,” the weather bureau said in a statement.

“Motorists are advised to take extreme care.”

The M4 at Parramatta was affected by “unusually heavy fog” according to Live Traffic NSW, as was the M1 Pacific Motorway from Kariong to Mooney Mooney.

Those taking flights from Sydney Airport should check with their airline about possible delays.

Conditions are particularly poor in Camden and Richmond.

Virgin Australia warned of possible flight delays in Sydney due to the fog.

According to the BOM, the fog will clear soon after sun rise, but pockets could linger in northwestern parts of the city.

The fog should clear by 8am. Picture: Bill HearneSource:News Corp Australia

Bright, sunny weather is forecast for the rest of the day, with a top of 25 degrees and light winds in coastal areas.

— more to come

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