A tanker lorry carrying petrol overturned on Al Khail Road in Dubai causing in a major traffic jam. The lorry overturned around noon near the first roundabout on Al Khail Road towards Abu Dhabi.
Eye witness accounts indicate that abrupt braking may have led to the lorry tipping over. There is no confirmation on injuries to the tanker crew or any other road users.
“Petrol has spilled along the road and road traffic has been blocked now for almost an hour,” said Akram Khan, an eye witness. He said the traffic tailback stretches to more than a kilometre.
Police have blocked the road and are working to remove the truck. Another eye witness Santhosh Hegde said he somehow managed to take the Al Safa exit thereby avoiding getting caught in the traffic. Motorists heading in the direction of Abu Dhabi are advised to avoid the traffic snarl by taking the Al Safa or the Dubai World Trade Centre exits. [Emirates247]