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Major passes open later today

National News // May 25, 2018

Travelling across the Alps will get easier today as the Gotthard Pass will be opened to traffic after the winter closure.

Roland Geider Major passes open later today

Uri cantonal police say drivers can start using the pass from 4 o’clock this afternoon.

Workers have been clearing the snow for the past few weeks. They say there was three times the amount at the beginning of April than normal.

The Sustenpass will also partially open this afternoon. But it could still close again if there’s more snow.

The Klausen pass will remain closed at night. It was closed for a while last week after an avalanche dragged cars 100 meters down the road.

It’s hoped the pass can reopen fully again next week.

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