No getting away from Madrid for Easter break

24th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

24 March 2005, MADRID-Holidaymakers trying to escape the capital for the Easter break were hit by major traffic jams.

24 March 2005

MADRID-Holidaymakers trying to escape the capital for the Easter break were hit by major traffic jams.

Authorities said though hold ups on many of Spain’s major routes had reduced since the mass exodus on Wednesday, Madrid was still suffering problems.

The worst traffic jams were on the A-6, between Madrid and La Coruña, between Las Matas and Collado Villalba and on the N-V road between Madrid and Badajoz, at  Navalcarnero and in Maqueda.

On the A-3 road between Madrid and Valencia, there were major delays for up to 20km around Villarejo de Salvanés.

Other jams of up to five kms were reported on the same road at Chiva, near Valencia.

Traffic was held up for up to five km near Valencia and there were similar hold ups on the A-2 Madrid-Barcelona route near Zaragoza.

Another trouble spot is on the A-92 in Granada, in Andalucia, near Alfacar, because of an accident.

Traffic police are mounting a special operation over the Easter holiday using unmarked cars to catch offending motorists.

But at the same time, some Guardia Civil traffic police are mounting a go slow in protest at pay and conditions.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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