x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Accident on busy Dubai road causes bumper-to-bumper gridlock

A traffic accident which caused a truck to overturn on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, formerly known as Emirates Road, caused traffic delays lasting several hours on Wednesday evening.

DUBAi // A traffic accident which caused a truck to overturn on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, formerly known as Emirates Road, caused traffic delays lasting several hours on Wednesday evening.

Dubai Police said the accident occurred at around 4.40pm after which four lanes were forced to be closed, causing the traffic congestion.

The closed lanes ran from the beginning of the Al Ain exit to the Al Aweer vegetable market.

Police were unable to verfiy if the accident resulted in any causalities.

A bumber-to-bumper gridlock was reported on the road from Arabian Ranches to Sharjah.

Traffic began to "flow normally" at around 9pm when the lanes reopened, said Dubai Police.

“I got stuck from Arabian Ranches. Usually this road takes me about 10 minutes but this time I was stuck in traffic for more than 45 minutes and I managed to take the exit Al Ain to escape being stuck,” said Yasmin Toufik who left her workplace in studio city at around 7 pm.

Some other people reported that they were stuck in traffic for several hours before reaching their destinations. “My wife has been stuck for almost three hours,” said Anilor on Twitter.

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