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Bizkaia

Accident on the N-637 blocks traffic in the Txorierri Corridor

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Jesus Carames

May 30, 2024 | 9:19 a.m.

Today's morning has been especially complicated for traffic on one of the busiest roads in Bizkaia, the N-637, also known as the Txorierri Corridor. An accident with a single vehicle involved in the municipality of Sondika has forced the center and left lanes to be cut in the Cruces direction. This incident, which occurred in the middle of rush hour, has caused significant delays on the road.

Accident in Sondika causes major delays on the N-637 during the morning rush hour, affecting thousands of drivers

The accident occurred around 8:30 in the morning, just when traffic is most intense. Immediately, traffic jams began to arise which, at around 9:00 a.m., already reached four and a half kilometers. The situation has caused great concern among drivers heading to their workplaces or morning commitments, exacerbating the usual stress of traffic congestion.

Emergency services quickly attended the scene of the accident to assist the driver involved and manage traffic. The quick response of emergency teams was crucial to avoid further complications, although the cutting of the center and left lanes inevitably contributed to the formation of long lines of vehicles.

Impact of the accident on mobility in Bizkaia

The N-637 is a vital artery for mobility in Bizkaia, connecting several towns and serving as the main route for many drivers. Any incident on this road has a significant impact on traffic flow and the daily lives of residents.. Today's accident has highlighted the vulnerability of this infrastructure to unforeseen events, underlining the need to have efficient contingency plans to manage such situations.

Drivers affected by traffic jams have had to be patient and look for alternative routes to reach their destinations. The real-time information provided by the media and social networks has been key so that many could plan their journey more efficiently., although the available alternatives were also congested due to traffic diversion.

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