Cairo-Suez highway re-opened after closure due to dense fog



Fri, 01 Jan 2021 - 12:02 GMT


Fri, 01 Jan 2021 - 12:02 GMT

Heavy fog hits Egypt, ports - Press Photo

Heavy fog hits Egypt, ports - Press Photo

CAIRO – 1 January 2021: The general directorate of traffic re-opened the Suez Road extending in northern Egypt after closure over dense fog on Friday.

The Suez-Road is linking the capital, Cairo, with Suez city on the Red Sea.

The decision to close the high-way came after traffic units spotted a dense fog that significantly reduced vision over 48 kilometers on the road.

This comes while the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expected on Monday dense fogs on major highways in northern Egypt until Sunday, January 3.

The traffic directorate has closed many main roads over the past few days to avoid road accidents and car crashes.

The Cabinet Information Center in October published an infographic showing a decline in the number of deaths caused by road accidents in Egypt this year, compared to the past year.

The cabinet’s infograph explains that Egypt recorded 7,000 death cases in 2020, compared to 12,000 cases in 2019, meaning a 44 percent decrease in the rate.

It went on saying that this progress is powered by the state’s steps to develop road and bridges sectors, and adopt road safety measures to reduce the number of injuries and deaths.



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