Tough day for Parisians and Ile-de-France inhabitants. Why? Much snow fell yesterday, Tuesday February 6 and last night, covering roads, sidewalks and rooftops in the capital and the region. Weather conditions significantly slow road traffic and public transport today. This is the occasion for us to come back on the current situation and we advise you all to be very careful.
From 6 a.m., over 80 miles of cumulative traffic jams have been noticed in the whole Ile de France region, according to Sytadin, a website analyzing traffic in real time. A traffic that flow since then despite a few miles of traffic jams on the N118 road and the A86 road at Bièvres, because of works on the road and a part of the two roads has been closed. We also notice a few traffic jams at Nanterre, on the N13 road, because of an accident in Neuilly. There are also 3 other accidents, on the A86 road at Gennevillers and Bobigny as well as on the belt highway in the same area.
Within Paris, the traffic is hard on the Champs-Elysées, the rue Saint-Antoine, the rue de Rivoli and at the Porte d’Italie. From Quai Louis Blériot, to Porte Saint-Cloud and to the Eiffel Tower are closed. The government and Paris authorities asked Parisians and Ile de France inhabitants not to use their cars today. We also recall that the traffic is forbidden to trucks weighing over 7.5 tons since yesterday, Tuesday February 6, 2 p.m. School transports don’t run either in several departments (Orne, east Eure, Seine-Saint-Denis, Essonne, Yvelines, Seine et Marne, Marne).
It reads: [#SnowBlackIce] #OrangeAlert in #IDF the @prefpolice asks you not to use your cars today
RER, Transiliens and metro trains:
Speaking of the rail network, in addition to RER C that doesn’t run because of the decrease in flood level, the traffic is strongly disrupted on the RER lines A and B from this early morning. In terms of metro, lines 7, 8 and 12 are also disrupted. The same goes for the Transilien which traffic remains difficult because of the snow (lines H, J, K, L, P, R and U).
Speaking of the tramway, lines 1 (Asnières Gennevillers – Les Courtilles – Noisy Le Sec), 5 (Marché de Saint-Denis – Garges Sarcelles) and 6 (Viroflay Rive Droite – Châtillon Montrouge) are completely stopped, the traffic being interrupted. Other lines are strongly disrupted.