Holiday makers suffer major delays in the annual getaway
Holiday makers returning from time away and those setting off for a summer trip found themselves in long, slow-moving traffic jams this weekend, especially at the entrances to the Gotthard tunnel.
The motoring group TCS said that queues at the southern entrance of the Gotthard tunnel on the A2 motorway stretched back 10 kilometres on both Saturday and Sunday.
At the start of the weekend, there were two-hour delays between the Biasca and Stalvedro rest areas in the canton of Ticino. By the end of the day the waiting time was still an hour and a half, with eight-kilometre-long tailbacks. In the canton of Uri, stationary traffic stretched for six kilometres with delays of an hour.
And on Sunday, long delays continued with similar tailbacks and slow-moving traffic at the Gotthard tunnel.