Fintraffic had previously estimated that Good Friday traffic would be heavy between the morning and afternoon.

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THE EASTER TRAFFIC on Good Friday has been comparable to a quiet Sunday. according to Fintraffic, the traffic management service that monitors traffic using real-time data.

Fintraffic had previously estimated that Good Friday traffic would be heavy between 09:00 and 14:00. Traffic jams were expected on exits in the capital region and on highways 4, 5 and 9.

“It was as if people didn’t want to move,” said Ossi Riikonen, a transport operator at Fintraffic.

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The return traffic for Easter will start to pick up in the afternoon and evening of Sunday. The return peak, according to Fintraffic, will fall on Monday.

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