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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

UAE traffic: accident on Sheikh Zayed Street leads to delays in Abu Dhabi

Commuters and the school run held up by congestion this morning

Abu Dhabi, pictured, and the other emirates experienced heavy traffic this morning. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Abu Dhabi, pictured, and the other emirates experienced heavy traffic this morning. Chris Whiteoak / The National

A car accident right before Al Gurm tunnel on Sheikh Zayed Street outbound caused congestion from 7:15am in Abu Dhabi this morning.

Abu Dhabi Police announced that they cleared the accident scene, but traffic delays remained all the way from the Sheikh Zayed Tunnel up until the exit before the Sheikh Zayed Bridge leading to the Abu Dhabi Officers Club.

Heavy traffic could also be seen on the Waze traffic app nearby on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain road.

A second accident took place on the E20 Abu Dhabi-Sweihan-Al Hiyar road, causing slow traffic. Cars were moving at an average speed of 20kph.

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