Teething problems at new road tunnel

Drivers reported on July 3 that the newly opened Branisko road tunnel in eastern Slovakia had filled with smoke.

The tunnel's director said that the problem was due to a particular vehicle with mechanical problems that had belched out exhaust fumes, and that the ventilation system had removed the smoke after a short period of time.

Several speeding motorists have already been fined since the tunnel opened on June 29. It has a temporary 60km/hour limit and speed cameras. The tunnel has also had problems with families stopping their cars to take souvenir photographs.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
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