At midday, the loss of time for southbound travelers was two hours, and one and a half hours northbound.
The departures and returns of holidays again caused big traffic jams in the Gotthard tunnel on Saturday. By midday, the column of vehicles stretched 12 km in front of the north portal. In the other direction, south side, the line reached 7 km.
The loss of time for southerly travelers amounted to two and one-and-a-half hours northbound, according to the TCS traffic center. Motorists, however, had something to celebrate: temperatures in Ticino are around 26 degrees.