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Traffic jam at the Gotthard - hardly any traffic jams on the way south

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  • As on Friday, Whitsun traffic to the south caused congestion on the Gotthard on Saturday - the traffic jam has meanwhile been resolved.
  • After 5 p.m., the cars jammed in front of the Gotthard north portal for two kilometers, as reported by the TCS.
  • In the morning the sheet metal avalanche had at times grown to 14 kilometers.

For travelers, this meant a loss of time of up to two and a half hours before the Gotthard north portal to the south. The traffic jam started early, as the traffic information service Viasuisse announced.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., travelers from Wassen (UR) had to join a three-kilometer column. This grew until noon. Later the sheet snake began to shrink.

The rest of the road network was already congested in the morning. This was particularly the case in the Solothurn area. In the direction of Bern, vehicles jammed between Rothrist and Wangen an der Aare. In the Zurich area, traffic was slow from the morning due to construction sites.

On Friday evening, travelers had to be patient on the way south: the length of the traffic jam between Amsteg and Göschenen was up to nine kilometers at times, the time lost was one and a half hours. On the night of Saturday the column gradually broke up again.

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The current traffic information from Viasuisse can be found here.

In the meantime, due to the Whitsun travel, SBB has expanded its offer: On the Whitsun weekend, 23 additional trains will run to and from Ticino.

Radio SRF 1, May 21, 2021, 8:03 pm; sda / red;

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