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Travel Update

As much as possible, we’re going to try and keep this page updated with road and weather conditions this weekend. If you’re travelling to resort tomorrow or on Sunday, we also want to know what you’re seeing and hearing during your journey. Tweet us at @MorzineSource or send pictures to info@morzinesourcemagazine, then we can try and share them with everyone as the weekend processes. Or, share your comments below this article. Bon voyage!

If you’re set to make the journey to Morzine, Les Gets or Avoriaz tomorrow, you’ll likely be very excited about snow conditions on the hill. At the same time, it’s been widely reported that ‘travel chaos’ is expected on the resort’s feeder roads tomorrow and the local prefecture has even announced details of their emergency plans.

Current road conditions through Les Gets, Morzine and up the Route de Avoriaz are reasonable, and we’ve certainly seen a lot worse! Chains or snow tyres are advised, but road clearing is frequent. Here’s how the main road outside our office looks right now…

It’s snowing lightly at the moment, though heavier snow is expected between 3pm and 5pm – around 15cm in total.

The following updated regional traffic report has just been issued by the Haute Savoie prefecture regarding expected road conditions this weekend:

– 26,000 vehicles are expected to travel along the RN90 in the direction of the Tarentaise resorts on Saturday, delays are anticipated between Albertville and Moutiers. In the opposite direction, 22,000 vehicles are expected to leave the resorts on Saturday, so expect congestion in both directions.

*Fortunately for travellers heading in the direction of Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz from Calais along the ‘Route des Anglais’, you don’t need to go anywhere near Albertville or Moutiers.

– Heavy, slow traffic is also predicted around Chambery airport throughout the weekend.

*Fingers crossed you’re all flying into Geneva then!

The Haute Savoie prefecture offer the following advice to travellers this weekend:

  • Adjust your speed and be extra cautious in bad weather
  • Listen to the traffic information broadcast on local radio stations
  • Practise fitting your snow chains before your journey starts and make sure your chairs are easily accessible in your vehicle during your journey
  • Carry warm clothing, blankets, water and a flash light in your vehicle at all times
  • If the worst happens and traffic comes to a complete stand-still, do not abandon your vehicle, unless instructed to do so by the police

 

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