Gridlock as May Day holidaymakers return home
3 May 2005, MADRID — Thousands across Spain were sitting in traffic jams as Spain returned from three days of May Day holiday.
3 May 2005
MADRID — Thousands across Spain were sitting in traffic jams as Spain returned from three days of May Day holiday.
Traffic authorities said that in seven provinces there were major traffic jams as families returned from the short break.
Traffic was moving slowly along major routes in Barcelona, Murcia, Jaen, Seville, Orense, Malaga and Valencia.
In the Barcelona area there were problems on the A-2 road near Sant Feliu de Llobregat, near El Papiol, and in Sant Celoni.
Elsewhere in the same province there were traffic jams on the B-10, B-20, B-23, C-31, C-32 and C-58 roads at Cornella de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern, Badalona, El Prat, Mataro, Sant Boi, Montcada i Reixac, Ripollet, Sabadell and Tarrasa.
In Murcia, there was slow-moving traffic towards Madrid and Cartagena. Further south in Jaen, the A-4, near La Carolina, was busy as well as in the direction of Seville.
In Seville itself, there was heavy traffic on the A-49 and A-92 roads. In Malaga, the A-7 was congested heading towards Cadiz and towards Barcelona to the north.
In the province of Valencia, traffic on the roads towards Barcelona were was heavy. Finally in Orense, the worst problems were near Ribadavia on the A-52 road.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news