Storm Gabriel over France and Spain. Expect driving bans and warnings on roads
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The storm which hit France yesterday had a significant impact on transport. Authorities have closed several roads, including the N118, which leads to the capital. Warnings were issued for dozens of departments in the north and west of the country. Drivers are still advised to keep up to date with traffic reports because roads can be impassable and traffic severely hindered.
Driving ban for trucks over 13 tonnes on road N118 due to the snowstorm, the authorities advised drivers to come back home earlier – reports thelocal.fr.
N118 will soon be opened – reports bfmtv.com. The media reports that the bans for driving heavier vehicles are slowly being lifted in the country.
— BFM Paris (@BFMParis) 30 stycznia 2019
The road situation is improving, but still, three departments in the south are marked by the weather forecasts from Meteo France with an orange alert and therefore drivers must take special care.
🔶 6 dpts en #vigilanceOrange
— VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) 30 stycznia 2019
Warnings in Spain
Difficult road conditions also prevail in the north of Spain, which is why drivers in this country are also advised to check the situation on the road on an ongoing basis.
Due to the storm Gabriel, alerts were introduced yesterday in as many as 15 regions. In Asturias and the Basque Region the wind speed reached even 120 km/h and 90 km/h in the province of Navarra and in Andalusia.
In some places, warnings against violent winds, blizzards, and even avalanches are supposed to persist until Friday. Among them are the following provinces (or parts of them): Huesca, Albacete, Valladolid, Salamanca, Lérida, Tarragona, Alicante, Valencia, La Rioja, Murcia, Madrid and the city of Melilla, warns theolivepress.es.
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