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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

UAE traffic: Police urge caution as dust persists

Delays from Sharjah in Dubai

Traffic was slow on the 311 from Sharjah into Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Traffic was slow on the 311 from Sharjah into Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Police have warned drivers to go slow as dust clouds persist across the UAE.

The conditions are expected to last for at least another day and police also warned drivers not to take photos or videos while behind the wheel.

Commuters faced delays on Tuesday mainly between Sharjah and Dubai.

On the E11 it was busy from Ansar Mall down to the Abu Hail Metro stop while on the 311 it was busy from the industrial area almost down to the airport.

No major delays were reported in Abu Dhabi.

The dust has caused havoc on the country's roads since the weekend, with police in Dubai reporting 1,000 accidents and tens of thousands of emergency calls.

Separately, three people died and 44 were injured in an accident on Monday in Abu Dhabi involving a bus, a lorry, a minivan and a car.

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