a dark day on the roads of the Rhone Valley


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For this new weekend of holiday departures, Saturday August 6, the roads are very busy. Already more than 1,000 kilometers of traffic jams are planned, at the start of the afternoon. Update with journalist Adrien Gavazzi.

The day of Saturday August 6 is classified red in the direction of departures, and black in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and on the Mediterranean arc. What is the situation at midday? “It’s already badly rolling, (…) but that’s nothing compared to what awaits us this afternoon. From 1 p.m., Bison Futé already foresees 1,000 km of accumulated traffic jams, especially in the direction of the south.says journalist Adrien Gavazzi, live from Lançon – Provence (Bouches-du Rhône).

Heavy traffic maximizes the risk of fires. “And here, in the Bouches-du Rhône department, it is particularly strong. It’s dry, it’s hot, and the mistral has started to blow”, continues the journalist. The firefighters have therefore doubled their numbers, and the gendarmes will also be present at the Lançon – Provence motorway rest area, in order to “hunt for cigarette butts” notably.

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