Heavy traffic expected on highways the first weekend of March

Touring is forecasting heavy traffic this coming Friday, March 1st, due to the upcoming Carnival holidays and winter sports’ departures. If traffic is expected to be flowing to France, the roads will be loaded to Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

In Belgium, Touring foresees the risk of queues from Friday afternoon until Saturday morning. As in France holidays have already begun everywhere, traffic in France should be fluid, with the exception of a few slowdowns on Friday in the Paris area and Saturday in the North-East and in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.



According to Touring, traffic will be more difficult in Germany, with an orange alert on Friday and a red on Saturday, especially in the south towards Austria and Switzerland. In these countries as well as in northern Italy, Saturday will be the day to avoid for departures.

The biggest traffic jams are expected between 10am and 6pm. On Sunday, Touring announces no problem of congestion. For returns, Saturday, March 9 is already classified red in France in the Rhone-Alpes-Auvergne north. The traffic will be particularly difficult between 09h and 16h. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, there are queues on Saturdays heading north. On Sundays, traffic should be smooth in all countries, except in Belgium, where the biggest traffic jams should occur on Sunday afternoons and evenings (orange alert).