Bus catches fire in tunnel near Paris, A6b motorway closed in both directions

Bus catches fire in tunnel near Paris, A6b motorway closed in both directions
Bus catches fire in tunnel near Paris, A6b motorway closed in both directions

The A6b motorway, in the south of Paris, is closed this Friday, May 3, 2024 in both directions of traffic between Porte d’Italie and L’Haÿ-les-Roses (Val-de-Marne), following a fire in the Bicêtre tunnel and will not reopen this morning, Bison Futé said in a press release.

Read also: A13 motorway: reopening to traffic of the closed portion “probably postponed”

Traffic interrupted all morning

“Damage to the tunnel safety equipment will not allow us to consider reopening the structure and the A6b this morning”specifies the press release.

In detail, traffic is cut between Porte d’Italie and Cachan in the Paris-province direction and between L’Haÿ-les-Roses and Porte d’Italie in the province-Paris direction, specifies the traffic application from the Île-de-France roads department (DiRIF), Sytadin.

One person slightly injured

It was a bus that caught fire around 2 a.m., firefighters said. France Blue Paris without being able to give more details on the causes of the fire.

One person was slightly injured and treated by firefighters, they added.

Read also: An RATP bus catches fire in Paris, yet another fire that worries

As stated The Parisian , Bison Futé advises motorists heading towards the province to avoid the Boulevard Périphérique Sud, and to favor the interior A86 towards Créteil, up to the A6 at Wissous. And for those who wish to go to Paris, you will have to take the A86 outside (towards Créteil), then the A4 towards Paris-Bercy.

Red day in the direction of departures

This motorway closure, which causes significant traffic disruptions according to Sytadin, is in addition to that of the A13, since April 18, in the west of Paris, between Vaucresson (Hauts-de-Seine) and Paris .

The day is classified red by Bison Futé in the direction of departures in Île-de-France.

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