‘Mysterious’ crack on Al Ain street causes traffic chaos

Al AIN — A very big crack has appeared on a key street located parallel to the Khalifa bin Zayed Street in Al Ain City downtown. The crack has resulted in severe traffic jams in the area.

By Lana Mahdi

Published: Wed 2 May 2007, 9:02 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:19 AM

Al Ain Municipality, which is part of the Al Ain Department of Municipalities and Agriculture, is investigating into the reasons behind the crack, which some are even terming as ‘mysterious’. The crack is gradually becoming bigger.

Teams from the Sector of Roads and Services (SRS) of Al Ain Municipality, and Al Ain Distribution Company have visited the site. An official from the SRS said that a team of specialists were digging out the street to ascertain the reason for the crack.

The official added that a leakage in the water line under the street seemed to have caused the crack. However, a source from Al Ain Distributing Company refuted this possibility, saying that the old water lines under the street had been replaced with new ones.

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