Holiday traffic expected to cause road congestion

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School is out for southern Holland and around 750,000 holiday-makers are expected on the road this weekend.

4 July 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - A second exodus of Dutch holiday-makers is expected to cause congestion on European roads this weekend.

School holidays begin in the south of the country on Friday. Schools broke up in the north last weekend.

Of an estimated 750,000 travellers, half are expected to go abroad, where summer holidays are also starting.

The Dutch motoring association, the ANWB, warns about traffic jams on routes towards the Dutch coast and to the north as well as over the border, for example southbound French routes and roads over the Alps.

It says drivers should expect long waits at the St Gotthard tunnel in Switzerland and the Tauern tunnel in Austria.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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