Traffic gridlock on Dubai's Sh Zayed Road

Traffic on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road has come to a standstill, several commuters reported around 3pm today.

“The exit from the Mall of the Emirates onto Sheikh Zayed Road is completely clogged and traffic is not moving,” reported AP, an Indian resident of Dubai.

“Gridlock on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai is back,” tweeted a person with the handle @withazed.

Dubai Police reported two accidents on Twitter, one on Sheikh Zayed Road towards Trade Centre. At 2 PM the tweet read: “An accident has been reported on SZR from Dubai Police Academy bridge toward Trade Centre, please be extra cautious.”

At the same time, another tweet from Dubai Police said:  “An accident has been reported on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from the 5th bridge toward Sharjah, please be extra cautious.”

It is not clear whether to the traffic jam was the result of the two accidents alone.

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