Black Saturday early start on European roads

Black Saturday early start on European roads

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Holidaymakers who are travelling by car to Saturday count on significant delays on European highways. That warning the ANWB and the traffic information service (VID), that in the night from Friday to Saturday, the first files to see arise.

In France there is the first ‘black Saturday’ in a series of four. For millions of French people begins the holiday, and many vacationers are again on the way home.

The first files on the European routes were already around 4.30 pm, reports the traffic information service (VID). The VID had at that time a total of almost 100 kilometres of traffic jam in the direction of the south and mentions that “exceptionally early”.

In France it was already mentioned 22 kilometres of slow-moving traffic on the Autoroute du Soleil. It is expected in the course of the afternoon more than one hundred kilometers to the file.

A notorious bottleneck on the way to the sunny south is the rhone valley (A7), especially in Valence, south of Lyon.

Traffic to the south-west of France according to the ANWB crash when going through the tolls on the A10 Paris-Orléans-Bordeaux.

Also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, does traffic need to take into account delays on the routes towards destination. For the gotthard tunnel in Switzerland, on the A8 between Munich and Austria, the A10 between Paris and Bordeaux, and for the Karawankentunnel between Austria and Slovenia is the delay for more than an hour.

The direction of the sun so, that’s more than an hour comes to mind…..


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02:42 – July 29, 2017

The netherlands

In their own country big events to crowds lead. It comes to the summer carnival in Rotterdam on Saturday, the Truckstar Festival on the circuit of Assen on Saturday and Sunday and the two concerts of U2 in the Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday and Sunday.

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