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Dubai Police records 66 accidents during morning rain

Motorists make 1,812 emergency phone calls in a three-hour period on Monday morning due to poor weather conditions

Dubai Police records 66 accidents during morning rain
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director general of Traffic Department at Dubai Police.

Dubai Police received 1,812 phone calls and recorded 66 traffic accidents in a three-hour period on Monday morning due to poor weather conditions.

The spike in incidents happened between 6-9am local time but police said they did not record any serious accidents or injuries.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director general of Traffic Department at Dubai Police, called on drivers to exercise caution on the roads during rainy weather.

He said drivers should leave sufficient distance between vehicles and adjust their speed accordingly.

"Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It’s also advisable to slow down as rain makes roads slippery," he said.

Dubai Police said it has stepped up patrols to deal with any incidents in the mountainous areas and places of running flood.

Residents are advised to stay away from places of water pools and valleys when the weather is unstable.

Motorists are also urged not to use their vehicles across desert areas, especially after the rains.

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