File image used for illustrative purposes: The build-up of traffic on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road Image Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News

Dubai: Police in Dubai have sent out a traffic congestion alert to motorists on the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road.

Dubai Police first tweeted, "Severe traffic congestion due to an accident in Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, before Mirdif Bridge towards Abu Dhabi. Motorists urged to use alternative routes."

Later, they added that there had been an accident involving several vehicles which was causing the congestion. It was raining in many areas of the country on Wednesday morning. 

Details to follow.