Countdown to New Year’s gridlock begins

Thailand pick up trucks on a road

Thailand pick up trucks on a road. Photo. Wikimedia Commons.

Traffic jams mushroomed on Thursday as people began travelling for their New Year holidays, with kilometres-long snarl-ups clogging bottlenecks and intersections on the major highways to the North and Northeast.

Isan-bound traffic was slow in Nakhon Ratchasima province, known as the gateway to the Northeast. On a bypass of the provincial centre in Muang district, vehicles were crawling for about 20 kilometres from Pak Thong Chai interchange in tambon Pru Yai to tambon Jor Hor.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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