RIGA - The long lines of trucks waiting to cross the Latvian-Russian border decreased Friday morning, the Latvian National Border Guard said.
At 7 a.m. on Friday, there were 340 vehicles queuing at Terehova border crossing, and another 220 trucks at Grebneva crossing.
In the middle of this week the number of trucks waiting in Terehova exceeded 650, with over 450 vehicles lining up in Grebneva.
Since late August between 500 and 1,000 trucks have been waiting at the border crossing points daily to cross the Latvian-Russian border.
The queues of trucks are threatening traffic safety and littering roadsides in the border area, while local residents have to put up with constant noise from truck engines.