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Fog warning after Abu Dhabi road death.

Police have urged motorists to leave enough space between vehicles

Fresh warnings have been issued to motorists after one person died and another was seriously injured in a two--vehicle crash in foggy conditions.

Abu Dhabi authorities said that the crash involved a heavy truck and car on Friday morning and caused a huge fire on the Abu Dhabi Ghuwaifat Street.

Major Suhail Sayah Al Mazroui, from Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said the truck rammed into the car because the driver couldn't see properly due to heavy fog.

Police said the driver of the car, a GCC national, was killed on the spot and his passenger, an Arab, sustained serious injuries.

Al Mazroui said: "Drivers should be cautious and should drive safely and leave enough distance between vehicles due to heavy fog and unclear vision -- especially during early morning hours and at night."

He noted that police have adopted measures such as preventing trucks and heavy vehicles from using roads passing through the city during foggy conditions until the fog clears and visibility is good.

"Motorists are advised to follow traffic instructions during foggy conditions," he said.

Police have urged motorists to leave enough space between vehicles, reduce speed, avoid overtaking, using low lights and avoiding hazard lights.

Traffic authorities also urged companies using heavy vehicles to transport goods to avoid sending drivers out in foggy conditions.

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said fog may continue through today and tomorrow. The weather will be sunny to partly cloudy at times, and winds will be generally light to moderate.

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Date:Oct 11, 2015
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