Hundreds of cars came to a standstill on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (E311) last afternoon after a 14-wheeler water tanker slipped on the highway.
Water tanker overturn on E311 highway
A 14-wheeler water tanker overturned on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road Abu Dhabi-bound (E311) last afternoon near the Mirdiff/Al Garhoud exit, occupying five lanes of the highway and causing some spills. While traffic came to an immediate halt, Dubai Police rushed onto the scene bringing a crane to lift the lorry. No casualties were reported.
Photograph credit: Dubai Police
13-car collision on Emirates Road last Sunday
After more than a month on Coronavirus lockdown, the lift certainly didn’t go well on the roads, with a pile-up involving 13 vehicles on the Emirates Road (E611). A line-up of sedans and a pick-up crashed on the National highway Sharjah-bound, due to “low visibility and dusty weather conditions.”
Dubai Police advises motorists to use hazard lights “for emergency situations” and frequently clean the car windshield with water as negligence may lead in “forming a sticky mud-based material that blocks the driver’s vision.”
(Featured photograph credit: Pikrepo)