At the start of the autumn holidays, drivers have to be prepared for crowded streets. West German Broadcasting (WDR) reports around 90 kilometers of traffic jams in NRW around Friday afternoon. Cars are also parked on some autobahns in and around Cologne.
Because of several accidents, traffic jams on the A3 Cologne direction Oberhausen the traffic on ten kilometers between Heumar and Leverkusen center.
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on him A3 Oberhausen in the direction of Frankfurt the traffic between Cologne-Mülheim and Dreieck Heumar is blocked for four kilometers, here you need 10 minutes longer.
On the A1 Euskirchen in the direction of Cologne, the traffic between Gleuel and Kreuz Köln-Nord is ten kilometers long, here it takes 30 minutes longer.
Also on the A1 in the other direction, drivers need ten minutes longer between Kreuz Köln-Nord and Lövenich because of four kilometers of traffic jams. Further up, also on the A1 the traffic between Burscheid and Kreuz Leverkusen is blocked for three kilometers.
There is also five kilometers of traffic on the road A1 Euskirchen in the direction of Cologne between Cologne-Bocklemünd and Kreuz Köln-Nord, here you need 10 minutes longer.
Airports warn passengers before the start of the holidays
The airports in Düsseldorf and Cologne/Bonn ask for patience and advise passengers to be at the airport up to three hours before departure. For months now, waiting times have been very long at the two largest airports in North Rhine-Westphalia during the early morning and afternoon rush hours because there is a lack of staff at check-in and at security checkpoints. “With the autumn holidays, the already serious problem should become even clearer,” warns trade union secretary Özay Tarim from Verdi.
The queues were very, very long at Düsseldorf Airport on Thursday afternoon – i.e. outside of the rush hours on a normal working day. According to Tarim, he sees this as a gloomy omen for an extremely long wait at the start of the holiday weekend. (red/dpa)
Source: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger – Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger by www.ksta.de.
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