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Easter traffic lighter than expected - but unprepared drivers cause problems

National News // April 3, 2018

Traffic heading through the Gotthard tunnel this Easter holiday was lighter than expected. It’s thought the cold weather put many off travelling south for the long weekend.

Air Force Easter traffic lighter than expected - but unprepared drivers cause problems

But some were caught up in a jam heading to the tunnel on Saturday as a spate of accidents blocked the access roads. A sudden snowfall caught many by surprise. Uri cantonal police say many cars had summer tryes fitted and skidded on the road. The tunnel was reopened on Saturday afternoon.

But generally traffic was down 8% on last year.

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