A heavy vehicle caught fire on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Initial reports suggest that the fire, which broke out in the truck near Fruits and Vegetables market, was due to a cable defect.
The Dubai Traffic Department cleared off road congestion after the truck caught fire.
In a statement, Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the Traffic Department at Dubai Police, said patrols were dispatched to the site immediately after the operations room received a report of the fire at 4:15am.
Al Mazroui said traffic patrols cordoned off the street leading to the burned vehicle to be used by the civil defence and rescue teams.
Roads were cleared to ensure smooth traffic, and vehicle flow was distributed.
“The public were prevented from approaching the site to ensure their safety and support the work of firefighters,” said Al Mazroui.
Motorists have been asked to stay at home or use alternative roads in an emergency
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad said all resources will be allocated to deal with the current situation
870 stranded people rescued so far and no deaths or serious injuries recorded
14 people airlifted from dangerous areas and taken to safer places
No deaths or serious injuries were recorded, a top official said
Roads leading to Khorfakkan, Kalba temporarily closed
Officials wade through thigh-high floodwaters to bring people to safety