22-km-long queue of lorries at the German-Austrian border
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This morning, another block check began at the Kiefersfelden-Kufstein border crossing. According to local media reports, lorries are already queuing causing long and heavy congestion.
Block checks started at 5 o’clock in the morning. Soon the trucks began to form a long queue. At around 8 o’clock, the queue of lorries in the right lane of the Bavarian A93 between the intersection of the Inntal and Kiefersfelden highways reached 22 kilometres.
We would like to remind you that it is forbidden to overtake on the motorway for heavy goods vehicles with a maximum permissible weight above 3.5 t. The block checks will most probably last until 11 am. The next block control is going to happen next Monday.
Here is a video about the congestion of last week. The driver is remarkably “grateful” for block checks:
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Last week, a „crisis” meeting of Austrians, Germans and Italians took place in Brussels, in which EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc participated. The subjects of the talks were block checks and other methods used by the Tyrol authorities, which, in the opinion of the German and Italian government, violate the freedom of movement of services and goods. The head of the Tyrolean government announced that Tyrol would continue block checks and other restrictions on the traffic as long as the truck transport is burdensome for the local community.