The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has advised motorists to remain extremely alert and cautious while driving in low visibility fog conditions, which have been predicted across various parts of Oman over the course of the next week.
The Oman Meteorology Department has issued a statement predicting fog over Buraimi, Al Dahirah, South Al Sharqiyah, as well as the coastal areas of Dhofar, Al Wusta and Musandam. “Drive cautiously. Fog has enveloped many parts of North and South Al Batinah,” the ROP tweeted on its official Twitter handle.
Fog was reported to have enveloped the northern parts of Oman last week [Wednesday, December 28].
Motorists also alerted Y about reduced visibility across the Sultan Qaboos Highway, and how drivers weren’t keeping safe distances between cars. Suleiman, an engineer, said: “I was going to my site at 6am yesterday, when I noticed thick fog across the road. I switched my fog lights on, and drove as safe as possible. However, I still had a few people scare me as they tailgated and flashed their headlights at me”
In the UAE, heavy fog has resulted in delays and diversions of flights, as well as numerous road accidents.