Delays on roads as many finish school for the summer

Heavy traffic is expected on the roads to the east of Austria as 470,000 children in Vienna, Lower-Austria and Burgenland start the nine-week summer holiday today.

Regions to the west of Austria begin the summer holidays one week later, but holidays are also starting today for school children in Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic as well as in parts of Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Austrian national broadcaster, ORF, has published an overview of the traffic situation and recommends avoiding problem-areas such as road works and single-lane motorway sections.