The bad weather, which hit the Gard this Tuesday morning, caused the cut of the A9 motorway, between Nîmes (Gard) and Montpellier (Hérault).
It is impossible for motorists to access the portion located between the Gallargues (n ° 26) and Nîmes-Ouest (n ° 25) interchanges in both directions of traffic, indicates Vinci Autoroutes, whose teams are "mobilized. alongside the emergency services to provide assistance to drivers in difficulty ”.
The #VINCIAutoroutes teams are mobilized alongside the emergency services to provide assistance and evacuate drivers in difficulty on the @ A9Trafic due to the exceptional climatic episode which affected the Gard.
- VINCI Autoroutes (@VINCIAutoroutes) September 14, 2021
A monster cap
Part of the road was flooded, causing a massive traffic jam.
“We have not moved a meter since the end of the morning, impatiently a motorist, joined by
, shortly after 3:30 pm.
We were told a 2h30 wait.
But we don't know how long it will actually last!
I am appalled that we cannot pump the water that is on the track.
In the Gard, the red alert has been lifted.
According to the latest report communicated by the prefecture in the early afternoon, helicopter hoisting operations are underway on the A9 motorway.
The Vergère station is "completely inaccessible and the Nîmes-Center station is being secured for water infiltration".
The SNCF also indicates that due to the presence of flooded tracks, train movements “are interrupted in both directions on the classic line between Montpellier and Avignon.
The resumption of circulation is not envisaged before the end of the evening ”.
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