Newspaper article China Post

Freeways See Worst Day of Lunar New Year Traffic

Newspaper article China Post

Freeways See Worst Day of Lunar New Year Traffic

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- This year's Lunar New Year traffic is at its worst today, with both southbound and northbound lanes heavily jammed, according to the National Freeway Bureau ([...]).

The freeway bureau reported that traffic was worst for southbound vehicles in the morning, with the average car speed measured at between 20 to 30 kilometers per hour.

Northbound traffic is expected to increase in the afternoon, with Freeways No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 congesting as people return to northern cities at the end of the holiday, according to a bureau spokesperson.

The spokesperson said that traffic diversion measures were being implemented for anticipated jams.

Measures include the suspension of toll collection from 11 p. …

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