Vehicular traffic along Mittraphap Highway between Saraburi and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces was in gridlock on Saturday (Aug 12) as a large number of people were heading to their home provinces on the occasion of the Mother’s Day.
Monday, Aug 14, is a holiday in lieu to Aug 12, allowing a three-day holiday.
The traffic began to get stuck at kilometre marker 37 at Klang Dong in Pak Chong district and further on the highway between kilometre markers 51-62 from the interchange to Khao Yai to the elevated bridge at Nong Sarai in Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima.
The average speed was between 10-20 kilometres per hour.
The longest gridlock of more than 50 kilometres was from Khlong Phai near Lam Takhong Dam to Nakhon Ratchasima because a new motorway is under construction.
Pol Col Wiwat Silakhet, acting Nong Sarai police chief, said police of Klang Dong and Nong Sarai stations were mobilised in full to facilitate traffic flows and solved problems caused by accidents.