Lunar New Year freeway traffic expected to be heavier than usual

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/26
By: Chen Wei-ting and Ko Lin

Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) Taiwan government officials on Thursday warned that Lunar New

(CNA file photo)

Year traffic on the country’s freeways is likely to more congested this year than in previous years because the holiday is shorter.

Jaw Shing-hau (趙興華), director general of Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau, said the heaviest congestion can be expected Jan. 29-31 as people travel to different parts of the country for family reunions.

During the comparatively short six-day holiday, Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, the biggest day for family reunions will be Jan. 29, which means very heavy traffic on the freeways, he said.

On Jan. 30 and 31, people are likely to be traveling around the country, enjoying the holiday, which will also result in traffic jams, Jaw said.    [FULL  STORY]

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