Riyadh Traffic Dept ready for rains

A car drives through a rain soaked road in Riyadh

A car drives through a rain soaked road in Riyadh

The Riyadh Traffic Department, under its director Brig. Gen. Ali Al-Dubaighi, has drawn up a comprehensive plan to counter traffic congestion during anticipated heavy showers forecast for the coming days. The police also warned motorists to stay indoors during heavy rains and advised them to avoid going to parks and places near watercourses during the heavy rains.

According to Al-Dubaighi, the traffic department will deploy its officers at major road intersections and in flood-prone areas to regulate the flow of traffic in the capital.

He said arrangements are also being made in cooperation with the Riyadh municipality, ministry of transport and the Arriyadh Development Authority to ease traffic congestion by guiding vehicles through detours and assisting motorists involved in accidents during this period.

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority will also be on a 24-hour alert during the rains to ferry sick and accident victims to the nearest hospital for treatment.

The control room of the traffic department will monitor all areas in the Riyadh region and inform the parties concerned for prompt action. Motorists are advised to report accidents promptly to the traffic department. They are also advised not to drive through water logged streets and avoid underpasses during heavy downpours.

The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) will keep the public informed of the weather forecast in all parts of the Kingdom.


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