Minor accidents add to congestion on major highways

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 07, 2019
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Several minor traffic accidents on the nation’s major highways were reported yesterday,

Bumper-to-bumper traffic packs the Jhonghua Bridge in Taitung City yesterday, the second day of the Lunar New Year, the traditional time for married daughters to return to their parents’ home.  Photo: Wang Hsiu-ting, Taipei Times

aggravating the already heavy traffic usually seen on the second day of the Lunar New Year, when married daughters traditionally return to their parents’ home.

Three vehicles collided at the 360.5km mark of the northern section of the Sun Yat-sen Freeway (Freeway No. 1) at 10:04am, causing traffic to back up for 5km.

Another accident involving two vehicles was reported at the 316.5km mark at 11:05am, which occupied three lanes of the freeway and had an even greater impact on traffic.

At 10:45am, two vehicles collided on the 54km mark of the southern section of the Formosa Freeway (Freeway No. 3), leading to an 11km-long traffic jam.

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