Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 17 January 2020

Dubai weather: Commuters face delays as flood-hit routes remain closed

Two roads in Sharjah to remain closed until Monday morning

Heavy congestion and road closures could be seen on the Waze traffic app map on Monday morning. The National.
Heavy congestion and road closures could be seen on the Waze traffic app map on Monday morning. The National.

Commuters between Dubai and Sharjah continued to face long delays on Monday as busy motorways between the two emirates closed due to flooding and waterlogging.

Sharjah’s Muwaileh commercial area and a section of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road were sealed off until Monday morning, Sharjah Police announced late last night.

Muwaileh has been closed on both sides, while Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road has been closed from Qasimia University to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bridge in both directions.

Meanwhile, traffic congestion could be seen on the main roads as well the internal streets in Sharjah and Dubai, according to updates on Traffic app Waze.

Traffic was almost at a standstill on the Floating Bridge parallel to D-74 Al Ittihad street and cars are barely trailing at 7 km/hr in the morning rush hours.

The entire square of Al Qusais 1 is seeing heavy traffic in all directions.

Al Wahda street, one of Sharjah’s busiest highways, is also experiencing heavy traffic with slow-moving cars.

Traffic woes persists in Abu Dhabi too as the interchange from Yas to Sheikh Zayed Road remained closed on Monday morning, reported a motorist on Abu Dhabi Q&A, a Facebook page for traffic updates in the capital.

“Traffic is bumper-to-bumper and is being redirected to Abu Dhabi where you have to take a U-turn at the immediate exit if you’re heading to Dubai,” said the post.

However, the police reported that traffic was “usual” on Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway in the morning hours. Traffic heading to Abu Dhabi was smooth on Khalifa bridge, Mussafah bridge, Al Khaleej Al Arabi, Sheikh Zayed street and Al Raha beach. Heavy traffic was reported on Maqtaa bridge inbound, and Al Rawda Palace roundabout.

Updated: January 13, 2020 10:02 AM

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