Water leak on The Palm Jumeirah causes chaos at rush hour

Developer Nakheel sent a text message to residents, urging them to drive with caution

Traffic came to a standstill on The Palm Jumeirah on Thursday during rush hour after a water leak. Photo: Paola Rodini
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A water leak on The Palm Jumeirah caused chaos for motorists on Thursday night.

The main access road to The Golden Mile was flooded during rush hour.

Traffic came to a standstill and developer Nakheel issued a text message to residents notifying them of the leak.

Cars could be seen driving slowly through the water, as traffic stretched back on to the mainland.

“We are working with relevant authorities to resolve the matter as soon as possible,” the message said.

“Residents are advised to temporarily use the Shoreline exit. Please drive safely. We apologise for the inconvenience.”

Traffic caused by a water leak on The Palm Jumeirah cleared at around 7.30pm. Photo: Paolo Rodini

By 7.30pm, traffic had begun to ease.

Updated: April 01, 2022, 3:58 AM