Congestion strikes early on last day of holiday

The China Post
Date: April 5, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Motorists on National Freeway No. 5 found themselves in heavy

Nearly 8,000 people from the same clan pack into their ancestral shrine in the northern city of Taoyuan to take part in a group ceremony on Tomb Sweeping Day, commemorating and paying respect to their ancestors, Tuesday, April 4. (CNA)

traffic earlier than expected on the morning of the last day of Tomb Sweeping long weekend.

The National Freeway Bureau had forecast that the flow of travelers making their way home would surge in the afternoon, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., but traffic was already on the rise around 10 a.m.

Lanes were clogged as fair weather and tomb-sweeping events drew people to the roads, particularly as the four-day holidays drew to a close.

Bureau data indicated that from 11:20 a.m., driving speeds never rose above 40 kph on routes between Toucheng (頭城) and Pinglin (坪林).    [FULL  STORY]

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