Heavy traffic warning

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Swiss and French authorities are warning of very heavy traffic over the Easter weekend.

The Swiss Federal Roads Office says it’s expecting tailbacks on routes running north to south, especially the A2 heading to the Gotthard Tunnel and the A13 towards the San Bernadino. 

Conditions are expected to be made even more difficult around the Alps due to heavy snowfall. 

Other expected pinch points will be the A9 around Lausanne and the section between Vevey and Martigny and the A12 at Chatel St-Denis.

Queues are also expected at car loading stations for transalpine train services, especially at Realp and Lötschberg. 

In France, police say they’re expecting a wait of several hours at the Mont-Blanc Tunnel. They strongly advise avoiding the tunnel heading to Italy today between 4pm and 10pm – and then again in the reverse direction on Monday between 6am and 6pm. 

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