Dubai rains: RTA announces road closures, lists alternative routes

The authority urges motorists to drive carefully in the rain

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Published: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 8:22 AM

Last updated: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 11:10 AM

As heavy rains hit all seven emirates, some motorists are facing waterlogging on the streets during their commutes.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Thursday that certain roads will be closed to the public due to waterlogging.

The intersection of Al Asayel Street with Latifa Bint Hamdan Street is also closed in both directions. The following alternative routes can be used: First Al Khail Street, Latifa Bint Hamdan Street and Umm Suqeim Street.

RTA tweeted that Al Sabkha Tunnel is now open. It was earlier closed in both directions, with traffic diverted to the traffic light intersection above the tunnel. The authority had tweeted that motorists could take the Sheikh Zayed Road, First Al Khail Street or Al Yalayis as alternatives.

Dubai residents have also received alerts on the Dubai Police app, with the authority warning of multiple major accidents that have occurred on the road this morning. Messages have been sent out asking motorists to follow the rules and be careful while driving on the slick and waterlogged roads.

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