Muscat: Motorists are not allowed to travel on any road in Muscat, so that relief materials can be sent to people impacted by cyclone Shaheen.
Those who do need to travel across the capital can use the Muscat Expressway.
“Movement is cut off on the streets of Muscat Governorate, except for the Muscat Expressway, so as to allow for the movement of emergency and humanitarian assistance until cyclone Shaheen passes, and its effects are no more seen in the Governorate of Muscat,” said a statement from the National Committee for Emergency Management.
Traffic was cut off in the governorates of North and South Al Batinah, and movement was not allowed except for emergency and humanitarian cases, due to the proximity of the eye of the cyclone to land.
People have been asked to stay at home, as stronger winds and more rain resulting from cyclone Shaheen is expected soon.
“Wind speeds accompanying the cyclone are accelerating to 135 km/hr,” said the National Committee for Emergency Management, which “called for all to stay home and take precautionary measures as more heavy rain is expected during the coming hours”.