According to the ÖAMTC, there has been heavy return traffic from the “extended weekend” on numerous main traffic links since the early afternoon hours, which combined with accidents, construction sites and block handling for tunnel areas has resulted in extensive traffic congestion. The focus is on the west of Austria.
In South Tyrol, there was a three-hour wait on the A22 between Bolzano and Sterzing and the columns then continued on the Austrian side, on the A13 towards Innsbruck. The Brennerweg (B182) between Steinach and Matrei was also overloaded. On the B179 (Fernpassstraße), those returning home had to be patient in the heavy convoy traffic.
According to the ÖAMTC experts, accidents, construction sites and block handling for tunnel areas, e.g. on the Tauernautobahn (A10) for the Katschberg tunnel and for the Helbersberg tunnel, have also determined the traffic situation.
limit waiting times
There were border guard times on the A11 (Karawankenautobahn) at the Karawankentunnel, on the A9 (Pyhrnautobahn) at the Spielfeld border crossing, on the A12 (Inntalautobahn) at Kufstein/Kiefersfelden and on the A1 (Westautobahn) at the Walserberg border crossing.
Short rendezvous of winter
On the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and on the Timmelsjoch it was still winter for a short while, snow chains were mandatory and two-wheelers were no longer allowed to drive.
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