Mobility organizations Touring and VAB are warning Monday of the first black weekend on European motorways, both in the south and on the way back. Huge traffic jams are expected especially in France. VAB sees it possible to break the traffic congestion record in our southern neighbors on Saturday. Also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, the two organizations warn of road congestion and long traffic jams.
The weekend at the end of July/beginning of August usually involves long traffic jams, with many travelers departing and returning. So, Touring and VAB advocate avoiding traffic jams as much as possible by avoiding the classic Saturday and Sunday traffic jams as much as possible.
In France, all major holiday hubs will turn black on Saturday. This will be the case for “Autoroute du Soleil” (A6 Paris – Lyon, A7 Lyon – Orange and A9 Orange – Spanish border) and A10 Paris – Bordeaux. He will also line up at the Mont Blanc Tunnel this weekend. A wanderer predicts a red day on Saturday on the way back.
For Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, traffic jams were slightly less on Saturday, although travelers should consider long traffic jams at traditional junctions such as the Gotthard Tunnel on both the outbound and return journeys. Code red will then be applied to these countries. Roadworks near Chiasso, Italy, have also caused long traffic jams throughout the summer.
The situation should be somewhat normalized on Sunday with symbol orange on European roads in both directions. Only Germany and southeast France will have a red icon to bring back traffic.