As expected, slowdowns were concentrated from the start of the morning on the A7 towards the south where there were around 11:00 a.m. nearly 100 kilometers of disturbances leaving Lyon, according to Bison Futé. The travel time on the Autoroute du Soleil between the south of Lyon and Orange was 3:20 a.m. instead of 1:35 a.m., as indicated by its operator Vinci Autoroutes on Twitter, an axis which will be heavily congested until 7:00 p.m.
At the same time, traffic was “dense and disrupted” on the A10 from Saint-Arnoult (Yvelines) towards Bordeaux where it took 1:45 more to reach the Gironde capital, according to the same source. More than 67 km of traffic jams were then recorded on this axis, specifies Bison Futé, who had strongly recommended on Friday to avoid the Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines toll between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and the Orléans-Tours axis between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. .
At the same time on the A9, patience was required on the Orange-Narbonne axis with a journey time of more than 4 hours instead of 1 hour 40 minutes. From the Aude capital, holidaymakers going to the Spanish border had to take 1:15 a.m. instead of the usual 45 minutes, Vinci notes again.
Friday, a day already classified as red in Ile-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, a peak of 785 km of traffic jams was recorded at the end of the afternoon.
In total, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion expects 12 red days and one black day over the summer period.
Sunday, the day was classified green for departures.