Traffic chaos in Sharjah
Water logged Sharjah Road.
Dubai - Meanwhile, Fujairah and its surrounding areas experienced torrential to medium rainfall on Wednesday.
By Anu Warrier
Published: Wed 17 Feb 2016, 8:13 PM
Last updated: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 7:27 AM
Commuters from Dubai to Sharjah faced difficulties after the heavy rain created chaos on the roads. Many roads were flooded in the evening, which forced the police to stop traffic to drain the water.
"The traffic jam started from Garhoud. I started from Al Quoz after 5pm and I'm still on the road," said Lakshmi, an Indian. She said the Sharjah Police closed the road after Al Wahda and she had to walk all the distance to Al Butaina.
"I saw many people walking as the vehicles were either blocked by the police or were affected by the traffic jam caused by the rain."
Al Wahda area was heavily affected by the rain and traffic was moving on a snail's pace even hours after the rain. The police and municipal authorities were clearing the water at night, said residents. However, Mustapha Mohammed, who resides in Rolla, said he escaped the traffic by taking alternative routes. "Many of my friends were stuck in traffic for hours on Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. Somehow, I managed to skip it," he said.
Meanwhile, Fujairah and its surrounding areas experienced torrential to medium rainfall today.
The rainfall ranged between medium and heavy, and was accompanied by lightning and thunder, causing a drop in temperature and increasing the water flow in the valleys. -email@example.com