It was crowded on multiple highways to European holiday destinations today. Summer holidays began in many European countries. The south of the Netherlands has also had a holiday since today, as the last region.
Particularly in France, it was busy on the road. At its peak there was about 1000 kilometers of traffic jam, especially towards the south of the country.
Mid-afternoon traffic jams dropped. It was particularly crowded on the southern part of the Autoroute du Soleil (between Lyon and Marseille) and on the roads from the north to Bordeaux and Spain.
At the moment it‘s still busy on two motorways in France, the ANWB reports on Twitter:
In Germany, too, it became less pressure on the highways later in the afternoon. There were traffic jams between Hanover and Hamburg and Munich and Nuremberg. Because the A61 was closed off due to the aftermath of the floods, it was also crowded on other German roads.
While it gets quieter on most roads in Germany, travelers still need to take into account additional travel time on the A1 between Bremen and Hamburg and on the A7 between Hamburg and Flensburg.
Also on some highways in Austria and Switzerland it was “very busy”, the ANWB reported earlier this morning. On roads between Basel and Como in Northern Italy, motorists were delayed for more than two hours. In Italy, it’s still busy on the A22 in both directions between Brenner and Modena.
The ANWB warns that vacationers have to take account of traffic jams throughout the weekend due to school holidays. Travelers are advised to keep an eye on the current European traffic information.