Post-holiday jams ahead as travelers head back to work

The China Post
Date: January 31, 2017, 7:04 pm TWN
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Unprecedented traffic congestion is expected on the nation’s

Tourists making the most of the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday stand in a field of flowers in Meinong, Kaohsiung on Tuesday, Jan. 31. (CNA)

freeways Tuesday, as travelers head home in time for work following the Lunar New Year holiday, the National Freeway Bureau has warned.

The bureau said traffic would be at its worst Tuesday afternoon

Morning traffic around 10 a.m. was relatively smooth flowing, with average speeds of above 80 kilometers per hour on the southbound and northbound lanes of Freeways No. 1 and No. 3.

But signs of a slowdown were already apparent on Freeway No. 5, with Yilan-bound vehicles clocking average speeds of around 30 kilometers per hour.    [FULL  STORY]

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