Canada: drivers have to expect more traffic jams at the weekend

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, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania start the autumn holidays: Drivers should plan more time around Hamburg next weekend (October 7th to 9th). In particular on the routes to the coasts of the North and Baltic Sea, you have to expect dense travel.

In einigen Bundesländern beginnen die Herbstferien. Das sorgt auf den typischen Reiserouten für erhöhte Staugefahr. © dpa-infographic/dpa-tmn in some federal states the autumn holidays begin. This ensures increased risk of traffic jams on the typical travel routes.

The Alps and low mountain ranges are also popular destinations - also of short vacationers and excursions. The corresponding routes should also be full. The Auto Club Europa (ACE) and ADAC expect viscous traffic.

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On Friday, the experts expect a high volume of traffic nationwide. The commuter traffic will be added from the early afternoon - and increases the risk of traffic jams. The main traffic times are between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

in NRW begins the second week of the autumn holidays. The ACE expects the fact that it could be more turbulent around the large airports in the Rhein-Ruhr area in Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, as well as in the Hamburg airport. The advice: Travelers should plan an early arrival at the airports.

The number of motorway construction sites in Germany is currently with 962. Drivers should expect a lot of traffic for the construction sites and bring a lot of patience. The ADAC refers to full closure on the A3, A7, A8, A40, A62, A93. Detours are signposted.

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At the weekend, the drivers clubs consider traffic jams and delays to be very likely- especially in front of known construction sites and in the large rooms of Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, but also on the routes of and to the coasts of North and Baltic Sea as well as the following routes (often in both directions):

A 1Köln - Dortmund - Bremen - Hamburg - Lübecka 3frankfurt/Main - Würzburg - Nuremberga 5frankfurt/Main - Karlsruhe - Basel A 6mannheim - Heilbronn - Nuremberga 7hamburg - Hannover - Kassel - Würzburg - Ulm - Füssena 8Karlsruhe - Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburga 9nürnberg - Municha 23hamburg - Heidea 40essen - Duisburg - Venloa 45dortmund - Gießa 61koblenz - Ludwigshafen - Mönchengladbacha 81heilbronn - Stuttgart - Singena 93rosenheim - Kiefersfeldena95/B2München - Garmisch -Partenkirchen A 99 Some passes can be temporarily blocked due to the weather. The obligation to do winter equipment can also be up to medium layers at any time. The ACE lists this daily in the

Alpine road overview .

The transit traffic is also noticeable on the motorways in Austria and Switzerland. The Tauern, Fernpass-, Brenner, Inntal, Arlberg, Rhine Valley and Gotthard route can fill. Short vacationers and day trippers should also fill the side routes in the holiday regions as in Germany.

If you want to travel to neighboring countries, according to ADAC, you only need to adjust to short waiting times. Particularly frequented are: Suben (A3 Linz - Passau), Walserberg (A8 Salzburg - Munich) and Kiefersfelden (A93 Kufstein - Rosenheim). You can see how long drivers have to wait on the border between Austria and Germany at the Austrian infrastructure company ASFINAG.

Manitoba plans crackdown after some drivers ignore warnings about flooded roads .
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government plans to impose stiffer penalties on motorists who ignore warning signs and drive on closed roads. Transportation Minister Doyle Piwniuk says the province is responding to a call from the RCMP, who have had to deal with motorists who drive around barricades and get caught in flooded roadways. A bill before the legislature would impose fines of up to $2,000 or one year in jail for operators of most private vehicles. For buses and some larger vehicles, the maximum penalty would be $5,000 or one year in jail.

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