The Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association suspended maritime traffic Wednesday at the ports of Galveston and Texas City because of severe fog in the area, officials said.

All ship boardings remained suspended as of Wednesday afternoon because patches of fog remained in the area, said Joergens Reno, watch supervisor for the Vessel Traffic Service Houston/Galveston.

Officials expected traffic would begin again by late afternoon, Reno said.

The U.S. Coast Guard did not close the channel, Reno said.

The delays came after the National Weather Service issued a fog advisory as a cold front moved across the region.

Fog season in Galveston County typically is during the winter months, said Sean Luchs, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, in a previous interview with The Daily News. When the fog rolls in, it can reduce visibility to just a few hundred yards on the water.

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