Highway traffic returns to normal: DGH

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Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Traffic on the nation's highways returned to normal Wednesday evening after landslides blocking several sections of road were cleared in the wake of Typhoon Maria, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said that day.

The section of road between the 47-60 kilometer marks on Provincial Highway No. 7 was reopened at 3 p.m., while the area at the 133.5 km mark on Provincial Highway No. 21 blocked by a rockfall was reopened at 5:30 p.m., the DGH said.

Earlier in the day, all sections of highways No. 2, 7, 8, 9, 20 and 29, preemptively closed as a precaution due to Typhoon Maria, were reopened.

In terms of air travel, airports nationwide are working through the backlog of flights and are expected to operate at peak capacity into early Thursday morning.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, 178 domestic flights were canceled and three delayed, while 139 international flights were canceled and 160 were delayed, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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