World Snow in Ile-de-France: Up to 300 km of traffic jams this Wednesday morning but no abnormal situation

13:27  10 february  2021
13:27  10 february  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Lors d'un précédent épisode neigeux, ici dans l'Est de la France. (archives) © SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP During a previous snowy episode, here in eastern France. (archives)

BOUCHONS - Several hundred heavy goods vehicles were parked preventively in the Yvelines, to avoid certain difficulties Almost 300 kilometers of traffic jams were recorded this Wednesday morning on the highways and national roads of Ile-de- France , a situation "almost normal" despite the snowy episode in the region, indicated the direction of the roads of Ile-de-France. In the Yvelines , nearly 800 heavy goods vehicles are currently stored, including 600 in Saint-Arnoult, to prevent possible traffic difficulties. An accident involving a heavy semi-trailer of 400 tonnes on the N12 (Yvelines) is "currently being processed" but a traffic lane remains open on this axis, according to the Dirif .

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"The network is trafficable but we ask motorists to pay close attention, especially on slip roads and expressways because the temperatures will drop further," said Alain Monteil. In the Yvelines, the temperature can drop to -5 ° Wednesday and -10 ° overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, depending on the prefecture. The N118, one of the main black spots in Ile-de-France during bad weather, remains closed Wednesday morning to all users "the time to clear the road," added the prefecture.

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During a previous snowfall in February 2018, 950 vehicles, or nearly 2,000 people, were blocked by snow at night on this road with marked slopes, which connects Les Ulis (Essonne) to the south-west of Paris. In the other departments of Ile-de-France, no difficulty can be recorded for the moment on the main roads.

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On the public transport side, around 100 bus lines have been canceled. At 7.15 am, no Transdev bus was running in Essonne. School transport is suspended in the departments of Essonne, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines and Seine-et-Marne. Distance learning courses are therefore "privileged" in these departments but a minimum reception will be provided in each establishment for students who have no solution, according to the rectorate of Versailles. Accumulations of 2 to 7 cm of snow, even locally up to 10 cm, were expected over the Paris basin overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday.


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