Traffic spikes on freeways as Tomb Sweeping Festival begins

The China Post
Date: April 4, 2015
By: CNA

TAIPEI–Heavy holiday traffic on the nation’s freeways was seen Friday, the first day of the

Heavy traffic is seen on a highway stretch leading out of Taipei yesterday morning at the beginning of the long weekend.(CNA)

Heavy traffic is seen on a highway stretch leading out of Taipei yesterday morning at the beginning of the long weekend.(CNA)

four-day Tomb Sweeping Festival, with the country’s two north-south arteries the most affected.

As many as 190,000 vehicles traveled on Taiwan’s freeways between midnight and 5 a.m. when tolls were suspended, representing 2.1 times the regular traffic volume each day, according to the National Freeway Bureau.

The traffic snarls caused by the long weekend intensified around noon on southbound lanes of Freeway No. 1 and Freeway No. 3, the National Freeway Bureau said.

Several southbound sections of the two highways, including those between Yangmei and Hukou on Freeway No. 1 and Yingge and Daxi on Freeway No. 3, saw cars creeping along at 20 kilometers per hour.     [FULL  STORY]

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