By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s Directorate General of Highways Thursday said it may control six sections of highways to cope with possible frozen surface conditions brought about by the cold weather forecast to impact Taiwan from Saturday.
As low temperatures are forecast across Taiwan for four days starting from Saturday, mountain areas higher than 1,000 meter above sea level are said to have chances of snow during this period.
The DGH said after overall assessment it has marked six sections of highways that may need to be controlled for icy road conditions: Provincial Highway No.7 (the Northern Cross-Country Highway) from 47K to 66K, Provincial Highway No.7 Jia from 30K to 50K, Provincial Highway No.8 (the Central Cross-Island Highway) from 109K to 132K, Provincial Highway 14 Jia (Hehuanshan Highway) from 18K to 41K, Provincial Highway No. 21 (the New Central Cross-Island Highway ) from 110K to 145K, and Provincial Highway18 (Alishan Highway) from 76K to 88K. [FULL STORY]