VIDEO. Accidents and traffic jams on the A9 motorway, complicated traffic at the start of the long weekend

VIDEO. Accidents and traffic jams on the A9 motorway, complicated traffic at the start of the long weekend
VIDEO. Accidents and traffic jams on the A9 motorway, complicated traffic at the start of the long weekend

On the occasion of the May 8th Bridge and Ascension Day, the roads are busy in the south of France. The day is classified orange by Bison futé. On the A9 motorway, several accidents and incidents took place on Wednesday morning, causing traffic jams and severe slowdowns.

A vehicle caught fire at the exit from Montpellier in Hérault towards Spain, at kilometer 112 of the A9 motorway explains Vinci Autoroutes on Wednesday May 8, 2024. A traffic jam formed. The highway risks being cut because gasoline has spilled on the road. Law enforcement and firefighters attended the scene. The road must be cleaned.

We must be patient while we return to normal, as shown in this video made by a team from France 3 Occitanie.




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Traffic is blocked on the A9 motorway leaving Montpellier, at the Saint-Jean de Védas tollbooth.



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A little further towards Spain, At kilometer 123 in the town of Poussan, still in Hérault, an accident resulted in two minor injuries, according to firefighters. The stopped car is no longer blocking traffic but there are 11 kilometers of traffic jams and an ongoing slowdown of around 30 minutes.

Traffic jam in progress also near Perpignan, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, at the Boulou toll barrier where a car is stopped.

According to radio Vinci autoroutes, at the end of the morning, it took almost 6 hours to reach the Spanish border from Orange using the A9. A journey that normally takes 2 hours 25 minutes.

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