Fog causes traffic disruption across UAE

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Dubai - Motorists have been advised to drive with caution.



By Web Report

Published: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 7:48 AM

Last updated: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 10:22 AM

Heavy fog has resulted in the slow movement of traffic in different parts of UAE on Sunday morning.
According to Google Maps, an accident was reported on D74 road near Deira City Centre caused huge tailbacks towards Dubai.

Commuters travelling on E44 Al Warqa road to Ras Al Khor area were also caught in long queues. Drivers on the roads around Dubai Silicon Oasis, Jumeirah Village Circle and near Karama have also been facing slow moving traffic.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has issued an alert to motorists to drive carefully during foggy weather, and cautioned against speeding and to keep a safe distance with the vehicles ahead.
"For a safe drive during foggy weather conditions, stay to the right side of your lane to stay clear from vehicles coming from the opposite direction," the RTA said in a tweet.

Dubai Police also tweeted a weather warning to motorists, urging to be extra cautious while driving during foggy weather.
Under the traffic laws, driving in foggy conditions without using low or foggy lights are punishable by Dh500 fine and four black points.
The National Centre for Meteorology (NCM), said that visibility could be less than 1,000 metres at times over some coastal and inland areas of the country.


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