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    Over 2000 trucks are stuck in traffic queues at the Russian-Latvian border, a source in the northwestern customs service said on Monday.

    ST. PETERSBURG, December 24 (RIA Novosti) - Over 2000 trucks are stuck in traffic queues at the Russian-Latvian border, a source in the northwestern customs service said on Monday.

    He said that the main queues start at border points with Russia in November, when deliveries increase in the run-up to Christmas and New Year.

    The hardest hit crossing point is traditionally at the Russian-Latvian border and currently a total of 1200 trucks are queuing at the Terekhovo-Burachki border post on the road to Moscow and 950 at the Grebnevo-Ubylinka crossing on the highway to St. Petersburg.

    Over 520 trucks are piled up at the border crossing with Finland, and 260 at the Russian-Estonian border.

    Increased trade between Russia and the EU combined with the tiny traffic capacity of border posts have made such jams routine in the EU's most eastern states.

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