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UAE motorists urged to take extra caution as fog returns

UAE motorists have been warned to drive carefully as more fog is expected in the coming days.

UAE motorists have been warned of more fog in the coming days. As with the rest of the city, a thick fog moved across the Abu Dhabi's Reem Island on Monday evening, Jan. 28, 2013. Silvia Razgova / The National
UAE motorists have been warned of more fog in the coming days. As with the rest of the city, a thick fog moved across the Abu Dhabi's Reem Island on Monday evening, Jan. 28, 2013. Silvia Razgova / The National

DUBAI // Motorists can expect a repeat of yesterday's mild morning fog today, with more of the same tomorrow.

After a brief reprieve from the seasonal haze, some flights were once again diverted or delayed yesterday and the morning commute ground to a crawl.

Dubai Airport diverted three flights and the departure of 10 others were delayed due to fog.

Police took to Twitter to advise: "Low visibility due to fog formation on different parts of Abu Dhabi and motorways. Motorists are urged to take extra caution."

In Dubai, police were called out to 71 early-morning accidents. In Sharjah, officers responded to crashes involving 60 cars, that resulted in 15 injuries.

Motorists were urged to switch on fog lights or low-beam headlights, slow down and increase the distance between vehicles.

Other than more morning fog, today's weather will be cloudy at times, said the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology.

malkhan@thenational.ae

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