Caution: Morning fog causes major traffic jams on UAE roads

2058745434Dubai: Motorists on their way to work on Wednesday morning found themselves driving through poor weather conditions – accompanied by hundreds of fellow commuters who were all stuck in heavy traffic jams along major roads.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has issued a warning for residents to be careful while driving, as visibility was reduced to less than 50 meters across coastal and internal areas of the country and the highways.

The heavy blanket of fog caused major tailbacks on Mohammad Bin Zayed Road that extended from Umm Al Quwain, through Sharjah’s National Paints and up until Mirdif, leaving motorists with little patience by the end of their commute.

Sharjah’s Al Ittihad Road was at a standstill, with a sea of cars stemming from Expo Centre that continued until the underpass at Al Mulla Plaza.

Heavy traffic jams were also reported on Maliha Road and Al Dhaid Road towards Dubai, with cars also reported stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Emirates Road from Academic City until the intersection after Dubai Investments Park.

The NCMS’s forecast expects Thursday to be the same, with thick fog and mist in the morning, and light to moderate winds. The relative humidity is likely to increase during Wednesday night and early tomorrow morning, with temperatures ranging from 14 to 31 degrees Celsius in coastal areas, and from 10 to 34 degrees Celsius in internal areas.




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