Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

By Phuong Son, Toan Dao   April 16, 2016 | 12:10 pm GMT+7
Hanoi’s southern gateways to provinces experienced huge traffic jams late Friday with cars and motorbikes lining up for tens of kilometers as people rushed away from the capital for their three-day holiday starting Saturday.
Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

The traffic almost froze for more than 10 kilometers from Hanoi downtown to Gie Bridge in Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen District.

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

Thousands of cars got stuck on the belt highway 3 connecting Hanoi to other provinces.

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

From 4 p.m. vehicles were almost unable to move from Phap Van – Cau Gie crossroad toward Ha Nam province.

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

An accident involving two cars and killing a man on Phap Van-Cau Gie highway in Hanoi’s Thanh Tri District made the traffic even worse.

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

About four kilometers from the accident, a coach slammed into other cars, damaging three.

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

Transport police overseeing the highway said they have sent forces to handle the accidents.

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

Transport police had to re-direct vehicles on Phap Van –Cau Gie crossroad to avoid further jams.

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

As tickets were sold out, people flooded the road to catch coaches, worsening the situation. 

Southern Hanoi encounters huge traffic jams as holiday starts

Giai Phong and Ngoc Hoi streets were congested starting beginning of the afternoon. Vehicles could only move easily after 7:30 p.m yesterday.

 
 
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