Northern Taiwan snarled by traffic jams at start of four-day holiday

The China Post
Date: April 2, 2017
By: The China Post news staff 

Northbound lanes of National Freeway No. 5 saw serious traffic for most of Saturday as fair weather prompted many people to head east on the first day of the four-day Tomb Sweeping long weekend.

The National Freeway Bureau said traffic was particularly heavy from the Shihding (石碇) ramp to the Pengshan (彭山) Tunnel on the freeway, with driving speed failing to rise to a normal rate until 6 p.m.

Bureau officials said congestion was seen on southbound lanes of other freeways Saturday morning, as people returned to their hometowns in Central and Southern Taiwan for traditional Tomb Sweeping events.

Officials said cars on southbound lanes of several freeway sections had dropped below 40 kilometers per hour as of 11 a.m. on Saturday.    [FULL  STORY]

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