Friday morning, with heavy snow in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region have created great difficulties of movement, especially on the motorway network.
With snowfall in several departments of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, causing many traffic problems on Friday morning, especially on highways where heavy truck traffic was prohibited in places. The flakes disrupted traffic in Isère and Savoie, on the A43 motorway between Bourgoin and Chambéry, a portion was closed temporarily, and on the A48 between Grenoble and Bourgoin Rossatière around the neck.
“Heavily congested areas»
“The storage measures were activated from 6am this morning by the police, preventing trucks from accessing these already heavily congested roads,” said the Area Network Manager in a statement.
The trucks of over 7.5 tonnes were indeed longer allowed to travel on those portions of the A48 and A43, for an indefinite period, according to the prefecture. Around 10am, the storage areas were beginning to saturate and trucks began to leave in secure convoy toll Saint-Quentin-Fallavier east of Lyon.
Traffic was also heavily disrupted in the Grenoble area.
15 kilometres tailbacks on the A7
Further south in the Drôme, Traffic monitoring service reported a tailback of fifteen kilometres on the A7, due to snow while traffic was disrupted rather by accident between two trucks. Flakes also slowing vehicles on the N7.
Snow also fell at low altitude in the Loire and Ardeche.
All these departments are placed in yellow alertt, however, Météo-France, unlike the Puy-de-Dôme, Cantal and Haute-Loire where forecasters have launched an orange alert to face snow and ice. Traffic was disrupted particularly on the A75 motorway in the Cantal and the national 88 and 102 in Haute-Loire.