Rain in UAE: Police warn motorists as key roads are affected, closed

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on November 8, 2020

(Kalba Mun/Instagram)

Several parts of the country saw moderate to heavy rainfall today.

The Kalba road has been closed in both directions from Al Hafiya Square in the city of Kalba to Wadi Al Helo because of heavy rainfall, the Sharjah Police announced on Sunday afternoon.

The police also cautioned drivers to exercise caution while driving in the rain, and urged motorists to leave extra space between vehicles, and avoid areas prone to flooding, such as the wadis.

Several parts of the country saw moderate to heavy rainfall today.

The areas in Jumeirah, Lehbab and Jebel Ali in Dubai, Wadi Al Helo, Khorfakkan and Dhaid in Sharjah, Ahfara West of Kalba and Wadi Maidaq in Fujairah, Maleha – Shawkah Rd and Al Manaie in Ras Al Khaimah, Emirates Road near Al Helio in Ajman have seen rainfall.

Ras Al Khaimah police also cautioned motorists to drive carefully on Al Shuhadaa road.

In a statement issued on Twitter, the force said that the heavy rains today had created 'deep holes' on the side of the road, which could affect the movement of traffic if motorists didn’t pay attention to the road.

Partly cloudy weather with a chance of rainfall had been forecast for the country by the National Center of Meteorology.

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