Road closed after road crash fire on Abu Dhabi highway

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Authorities in Abu Dhabi have announced the closure of Sweihan Road after a road crash led to a fire.

In a tweet, Abu Dhabi Police said the road has been closed from Al Shamkha Bridge to Al Falah Al Thani Bridge in both directions "until further notice".

Motorists have been advised to take alternate routes.

Earlier, emergency crews contained a fire that broke out following a two-vehicle crash on Sweihan Road. 

Taking to their official Twitter handle, the Abu Dhabi Police confirmed no one was injured in the incident. 

Earlier in a series of tweets, the authority said the "collision between a truck and a car" happened just before "Al Shamikha Bridge, in Abu Dhabi City".

The authority also reminded "the public to only obtain information from official sources".

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