Dust storm disrupts life in Ruweished

Wind sweeps across the Jordanian desert, covering a street with dust. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — A dust storm with strong winds swept across the eastern desert region of Ruweished, disrupting traffic and forcing a suspension of classes on Monday. Local authorities advised people to remain indoors.اضافة اعلان

Ruweished Governor Mustafa Al-Abadi told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that coordination was underway with local police on traffic in the highway to Al-Karamah border post with Iraq. He urged motorists for caution as the region was swept by winds of up to 70km an hour.

Abadi said schools in the northeastern district shifted to remote learning “for the safety of students and teachers”.

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