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Four major desert highways in Upper Egypt closed due to dust storms

Ahram Online , Monday 7 May 2018
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Egypt's General Traffic Directorate closed on Monday four Upper Egyptian desert highways due to dust storms, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported. 
 
The authority closed the Luxor Desert Road, El-Wadi El-Gadid Desert Road, Al-Kharja and Assuit roads due to low visibility.
 
Egypt's Meteorological Authority had warned earlier on Monday of dusty winds which could reach the level of sandstorm in some of Egypt's Mediterranean and Suez Canal cities.

The authority has also forecasted rainfall for the country's northern coast, the Nile Delta, and South Sinai on Monday.

Egypt has been experiencing inclimate weather in the last two weeks with heavy rains, dust storms and a heat wave. 

The wave of inclimate weather is expected to last until the end of this week. 

 
 
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