As we were mulling the options suddenly a police vehicle with sirens blooming emerged and forced the tractor trolley to make way and we were out of this scary situation in less than five minutes and to our happiness we had overtaken almost 8 kilometres of the jam. Since the clearance of tractor trolley just took place when we were there, we managed to overtake the jammed traffic in about 15 minutes- a line of jammed vehicles stretching another few miles.
Having crossed Shahjehanpur, suddenly the fog started to thicken may be due to plans and lot of water bodies. We managed to drive for about half an hour through patches of low to medium to dense fog. We were thanking our luck and suddenly we had a thick blanket of fog where even a trained driver was feeling not too comfortable. We were driving near blind with visibility restricted to a few feet.
In fact we were driving with the help of the edge of the road alignment which was giving some sense of the left side of the road. Halting not being an option till we reached a city with hotel accommodation we were just chugging keeping our fingers crossed.
After 15 minutes, suddenly a car with all fog lights and other lights blinking overtook us and almost escorted us through the patch for almost an hour before leaving the highway for its destination. We were pondering about our next move and there we had state transport bus ahead of us. We followed that and moment the fog-stretch was over, the bus turned probably towards the bus stand and we headed homewards.
We reached home safely at 02:30 am instead of our calculated time of 9 pm. One is not too sure whether it was set of coincidences or a series of miracles. Whatever the rationalists say, I am bewildered and tend to think it was a miracle as one has never encountered anything of this kind in the past fifty years.