Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 19 October 2019

UAE traffic: accidents cause delays in Abu Dhabi

Slow moving traffic between Sharjah and Dubai with several accidents in the capital causing delays.
The boat fire in Dubai that closed the Floating Bridge. Courtesy Dubai Police
The boat fire in Dubai that closed the Floating Bridge. Courtesy Dubai Police

DUBAI // The Floating Bridge was temporarily closed on Sunday after a boat caught on fire.

Police asked motorists to use alternative routes as Civil Defence firefighting boats extinguished the blaze.

No other information was provided.

Meanwhile, accidents across the capital slowed traffic on Sunday as heavy congestion plagued commuters between Dubai and Sharjah.

In Abu Dhabi an accident at 7.45am on the Corniche underpass before Sultan bin Zayed Street blocked the middle lane but was quickly cleared, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport said.

Police reminded motorists to drive with caution after an accident inbound on Airport Road after Khalifa City Bridge, which blocked the left lane and slowed traffic.

Commuters driving to Sharjah from Dubai experienced heavy traffic on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Ittihad Road.

Dubai Patrol and Traffic Department said the roads between Al Rebat Street from Al Warqa Bridge to Business Bay Crossing Bridge towards Al Khail Road were also heavily congested.

Elsewhere traffic was said to be normal.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Updated: February 12, 2017 04:00 AM

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