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Police warn of holiday traffic congestion

CITY traffic police are advising drivers to avoid entering or leaving the city by major provincial highways during rush hours over the next two days.

More officers will be on duty and police are also giving tips on routes for drivers to avoid congestion.

Police said the number of tourists coming to the city to visit the World Expo and local travelers leaving for the holiday could cause congestion during rush hour this afternoon and in the mornings from tomorrow to Sunday.

"There will be more people coming to the city during the holiday than in past years because of Expo," said Yuan Weimin of Songjiang District police. Yuan said many companies may start the holiday one day earlier as traffic controls are starting earlier.

Yuan said that the number of vehicles on the district's major interprovincial highway, G60, or the Shanghai-Hangzhou expressway, would reach 80,000 tomorrow, 30 percent more than normal.

Zhang Zizhan, an officer with the Jiading District police, said traffic in the district would also be heavy with the number of vehicles at the Jiangqiao Toll Station on the G2 Expressway, connecting Shanghai and Jiangsu Province, tomorrow estimated at 129,000, a 40 percent increase.

Police said drivers should use the less busy S26, S7 and G15 routes.


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