Who’s next ? After heavy snowfall on Tuesday, which blocked more than 2,000 motorists on the A40 in Ain overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, a strong return of snow is expected next night and this Thursday, including in plain over the eastern half of France, from Pas-de-Calais to Hautes-Alpes.
In his 4 p.m. bulletin, Météo France has placed 9 departments in orange vigilance: Ardennes, Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Vosges, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Territoire de Belfort and Haute-Savoie, which remains in orange.
“The first flakes appear from the end of the night from Wednesday to Thursday in the Ardennes massif to the north of Lorraine and to the north of Alsace. Snowfall intensifies in the morning of Thursday over the Ardennes, the Meuse, the Meurthe-et- Moselle, Moselle, Vosges as well as on Bas-Rhin, then at the end of the morning on Haut-Rhin and Territoire-de-Belfort. They continue until Friday morning “, Météo France alert.
It could fall “from 7 to 15 centimeters from the Massif Ardennais to the sectors of Longwy, Nancy, Metz, east of Epinal, towards Colmar, Mulhouse and Belfort”, or even locally 20 centimeters.
“Around Strasbourg and the north of Alsace, the amounts of snow seem a little lower, rather around 3 to 7 centimeters”.
On Friday, snowfall could remain sustained until midday in Bourgogne Franche-Comté, bringing a few extra centimeters.
Disruptions are to be expected on many roads, as was the case on Tuesday evening on the A40 motorway because of a truck that hit a guardrail and got in the way of both lanes, blocking traffic and preventing snowplows from intervening.
In addition, this new snowy episode will be one to watch in Haute Savoie, always orange vigilant, “where we expect an additional 10 to 20 cm, locally 30 cm in the valley between Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. Traffic conditions will again be difficult in this sector, “continues Météo France. Many Alpine departments are on yellow avalanche vigilance.
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