Dubai: An underground water pipe that burst on Shaikh Zayed Road on Monday morning caused traffic congestion and a number of minor accidents, Dubai Police said.
The Al Marabe'e exit on Shaikh Zayed Road in the Sharjah direction was blocked by police as a result, and traffic was diverted which caused the congestion along the road and at the following exit.
Dubai Municipality workers and equipment were seen trying to fix the problem, while deep excavations were made on the side of the road, under the metro track.
Meanwhile, the congestion and unexpected diversion caused a few minor accidents in which no injuries were reported.
That was on Monday. The work on the damaged pipe hasn't been finished. And Al Marabe'e exit is still blocked, which has lead to this:
Taken this morning: Motorists forge their own trail through the Municipality tended lawn under the metro-track.
Later in the morning: Troops deployed to prevent state of anarchy.
I remember that a pipe (probably the same one) had burst back in 2006-07. Which is five years ago. Five years construction warranttee on the pipe expired?