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Traffic snarl for Winter Solstice

Authorities yesterday warned of road jams from December 14 to December 22 for the Winter Solstice.

About 2.2 million people are expected to sweep the tombs of their deceased  relatives during the period with some 208,000 vehicles hitting the roads, the city’s civil affairs authority said.

Traffic is expected to be particularly heavy on December 21 and on the Winter Solstice Day on December 22.

Last year, about 1.08 million people swept the tombs of their relatives.

A traffic snarl is expected on the expressways leading to cemeteries in Jiading, Qingpu, Fengxian and Baoshan districts and in the Pudong New Area.

Shuttle buses will operate from some Metro stations to some cemeteries to handle the increased traffic.

“We hope that residents would avoid visiting cemeteries on the Winter Solstice Day and help alleviate traffic congestion. But many prefer honoring their relatives on the day,” said Wang Yongliang, deputy director of the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau’s funeral department.



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