Traffic hell in southern France

Traffic hell in southern France
By Euronews
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Busiest day of the year on the roads for the chassé croisé in France


As temperatures peak at over 35 degrees Celcius in southern France today, a huge holiday maker switch is taking place causing traffic jams lasting hours. Traditionally the busiest weekend of the year on the roads, it is known as the chassé croisé, when those who take their holidays in July cross with those who holiday in August. But at least it’s expected, so people can bravely prepare for the worst.

[Circulation à 15h] Carte des temps de parcours #A7#A8#A9 et #A61, bonne route!

— Autoroute A7 (@A7Trafic) August 5, 2017

In a service station most people were coping very well, just resigned to the fact that things would take a little longer.

Motorists are advised if at all possible to avoid travelling, but if you must, make sure your car is serviced, bring plenty of water and take lots of breaks to stay safe.

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