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Heavy holiday traffic on roads over 15 August long weekend

Traffic - Belga
17:21 11/08/2022

With the 15 August public holiday falling on Monday this year, traffic will be heavy on European roads this weekend, reports RTBF. It's predicted to be dense in both directions as holidaymakers travel to and from their homes.

In Belgium, the continuing high temperatures are drawing visitors to the coast. Traffic will be particularly dense over the three day weekend with a risk of tailbacks on the E40. Roadworks at Erpe-Mere are also causing disruption during the day.

Elsewhere, the Brussels ring is also likely to be busy and there’s a risk of delays forming at roadworks in Hoeilaart in the direction of Waterloo and another at Erasme in Anderlecht in the direction of Halle.

On the rest of the Belgian motorway network, traffic will be a little more fluid with the exception of the border with Luxembourg at Sterpenich.

In France, Saturday is classified as code red across France and black around the Mediterranean area where traffic will be extremely difficult in the direction of coastal resorts. The Rhône Valley is also very popular with tourists travelling south. Sunday and Monday will be quieter with more fluid traffic, except around large cities.

The peak for traffic jams is expected between 13.00 and 16.00. The red code also applies to Italy, Spain and Germany.

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