The ANWB has previously advised travelers who want to avoid traffic jams not to leave the Netherlands before 10am on Saturday, or to travel only on Sunday. As millions of vacationers travel to their destinations on Saturday or return home, the organization warned early on of the heavy traffic on European roads.
“We are now seeing the roads in France slowly but surely filling up. For example, it is busy in Clermont-Ferrand, on the A10 near Orleans south of Paris and around Bordeaux. At noon in France, there were about 1,000 kilometers of traffic jams, like “The waiting time for the Gotthard tunnel on the A2 motorway in Switzerland is more than an hour and a half in both directions. ” According to him, holiday traffic in southern Germany also suffers from long traffic jams, including in Salzburg and Stuttgart.
The only long-distance traffic jam in the Netherlands, about 16 kilometers away, was on the A9 (Amstelveen-Alkmaar) motorway at the Rottepolder Plain junction around 11am on Saturday. The traffic congestion was not caused by vacationers but by the planned roadworks; The link road is closed.
According to the ANWB, travelers who want to avoid traffic jams should leave from the Netherlands only on Saturdays after 10am, or travel on Sundays.
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