DRIVERS reported that the newly opened Branisko road tunnel in eastern Slovakia had filled with smoke on July 3.
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.
14. Jul 2003 at 0:00 | From press reports