Traffic jam has occurred along some routes leading to Ho Chi Minh City as people from the Mekong Delta and other southern provinces have begun turning back the city to work or study after Tet holidays.
Many congestion spots were recorded in Highway 1A in Tien Giang Province on February 22, the fourth day of the lunar New Year. The worst congestion was found in Cai Lay Town, and My Quy, Cai Lay, Phu Nhuan and Ba Dac Bridges.
Traffic jam also took place in Vam Cong ferry in Highway 80 connecting Dong Thap and An Giang Provinces. Thousands of vehicles inched one another on the road. A ferry staff said that they have supplemented more ferries but still fail to meet surging vehicle volume especially motorbikes.
Similar condition was also seen in Highway 54 and Co Chien ferry in Highway 60 with growing number of people returning HCMC from Vinh Long, Tra Vinh and Soc Trang provinces.
It is forecast that traffic jam will worsen especially on February 23, when more people will stream to the city.
In related news, Highway 51 in Long Thanh District, the southeastern province of Dong Nai saw an hours-long traffic congestion extending along over 5 kilometers last noon because numerous holidaymakers from HCMC, Binh Duong and Dong Nai flocked to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.