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22 April 2024

Gridlock on Sheikh Zayed Road to Abu Dhabi

By Staff

Latest update: Dubai Police has tweeted about a traffic gridlock persisting on the Abu Dhabi highway, saying: “Clogged traffic on the street in direction to Abu Dhabi on Sheikh Zayed Road; please use alternative methods.”

Another accident has also been reported on Umm Sequim Road, heading towards Sheikh Zayed Road, resulting in traffic delays.

Earlier this morning, commuters had a long wait cut out for them with reports coming in of a mini bus that has flipped over on the major highway.
Commuters have a long wait cut out for them this morning on Sheikh Zayed Road, with reports coming in of a mini bus that has flipped over on the highway.

According to witnesses, the accident has occurred en route to Abu Dhabi, near Jebel Ali with Dubai Police already on the scene. Another eye witness also mentioned several lanes  have been blocked with a police helicopter having landed at the scene.

Drivers are being cautioned to find alternative routes and expect delays.

Meanwhile, sweeping fog across parts of the UAE, especially in and around Abu Dhabi, raised the visibility threat for motorists heading into and out of the capital.

Abu Dhabi police tweeted: “Low visibility due to fog formation on different parts in Abu Dhabi and on highways. Motorists urged to take extra caution.”

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) also put out a tweet early this morning reporting: “Mist at the Abu Dhabi International Airport and 50m thick at Liwa.”

The NCMS also tweeted that there is fog at Khalifa City.