Sunday morning traffic blues: Car burns on Etihad Rd; Sheikh Zayed Road accident jams Interchange 5

Tailbacks reported all the way to Sharjah

Traffic woes continued to haunt early morning commuters Sunday, with an accident reported on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai bound causing tailbacks near interchange five.

Readers reported the accident occurred near Jebel Ali, with resident Hussein Wehbe tweeting: “Massive traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road from Marina Mall till after Ibn Battuta Mall due to accident.”

Caline Malek tweeted: “Crazy traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road going to AbuDhabi from Dubai; not a good start to the week.”

Kia Raisrani wrote: “Dubai Marina is jinxed. Third traffic jam in three weeks.”

This is the second incident reported this morning, with a vehicle catching fire in the early hours in a separate incident.

Reports coming in of traffic congestion for commuters from Sharjah and Al Qusais areas.

Dubai Police tweeted a confirmation of this, saying: “A vehicle caught fire due to an accident on Etihad Road in the direction of Dubai at 7.25am. Please drive safely and carefully.”

Further details emerged as many concerned denizens took to Twitter to inform the accident is right before Al Mulla Plaza and have requested drivers to find alternative routes.

A vehicle has caught fire in the early hours this morning, with reports coming in of traffic congestion for commuters from Sharjah and Al Qusais areas.

Dubai Police tweeted a confirmation of this, saying: “A vehicle caught fire due to an accident on Etihad Road in the direction of Dubai at 7.25am. Please drive safely and carefully.”

Further details emerged as many concerned denizens took to Twitter to inform the accident is right before Al Mulla Plaza and have requested drivers to find alternative routes.

This is the second vehicle fire reported in the last few days, with another occurring on February 28 near the Al Safa exit on Sheikh Zayed Road, bound for Abu Dhabi.

A two-car collision caused one of the cars to catch fire, with the driver managing a lucky escape.
 

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