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Air defense drill to disrupt traffic in northern Taiwan Tuesday

Air defense drill to disrupt traffic in northern Taiwan Tuesday

Taipei, April 28 (CNA) With the exception of emergency vehicles, all traffic will come to a standstill from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday as part of an air defense drill which covers all cities and counties in northern Taiwan. All vehicles are required to pull over and pedestrians to evacuate and stay indoors or in shelters where available. While railways, mass rapid transit systems in the seven cities and counties in northern Taiwan will continue to operate and air traffic will not be disrupted, the authorities remind travelers to get to their points to departure ahead of time, if necessary, in order not to be stuck on their way. During the half-hour period, vehicles already on national freeways can continue to travel but on-ramps in the seven cities and counties will be closed and all vehicles are required to pull over as soon as they leave the freeway. The Wan An No. 38 exercise covers all parts of Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Keelung City, Yilan County, Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City. People who refuse to comply to the regulations or the instructions of officers who enforce the evacuation order may be fined between NT$30,000 (US$984) and NT$150,000. (By Lu Hsin-hui and Jay Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-19 05:10 GMT+08:00