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Posted On: 28 January 2021 02:57 pm
Updated On: 28 January 2021 07:24 pm

Find out why Katara Tunnel was closed today!

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Find out why Katara Tunnel was closed today!

Earlier today, there was a traffic accident inside the tunnel leading towards The Pearl-Qatar which affected at least three vehicles.

Video Source: This video has been circulating on social media like Whatsapp

One vehicle in the extreme right lane seemed to have lost control and skidded to the left side of the tunnel. As a result, at least, two other vehicles crashed into the right side of the tunnel wall, causing a fire hydrant to burst. The water from the fire hydrant flooded the tunnel. According to the CCTV footage, the accident took place at 8:04 am.

Accident in Katara tunnel earlier today
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For this reason, the lanes coming from the west to the east and from the east to the west were closed off, and vehicles en route to The Pearl-Qatar and Lusail City were advised to use alternative routes.

Katara tunnel road map

Traffic Qatar tweeted about this accident at 11:26 am for the public to be aware of it.

Traffic Qatar Tweet about Katara Tunnel Accident
Traffic Qatar's tweet about the accident

According to a poll we conducted today on the I Love Qatar Twitter account, after a member of our team in West Bay faced traffic issues, asking the ILQ fam if they had witnessed unusual traffic today, and 72.5% of people replied that they had by 3 pm!

We hope no one got injured from this accident and everyone drives safely.

This is a developing story. We will bring you more on this as soon as we get an update.

Source: Traffic Qatar Twitter
Cover image credit: ILQ Team