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
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]