Notice to Ile-de-France motorists: it will be better to be patient this Tuesday morning. While a strike disrupts the smooth functioning of the region’s rail networks, a significant number of residents seem to have turned to their cars to get around. Enough to cause serious disruptions on the roads.

According to the Île-de-France Roads Directorate (Drif) Sytadin website, at 7:40 a.m., more than 290 kilometers of traffic jams were recorded on the region’s roads. An “exceptional” level, and a sharp increase since the start of the morning. At 8:30 a.m., more than 430 kilometers were then recorded, several tens of kilometers more than normal. The roads were particularly busy on the A6, southbound, the A3, eastbound, the ring road, the N118 and the A13, westbound. After an accident on the N184, “near Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône”, disrupting traffic on this road, a difficulty was then reported on the A3, “towards the province near Noisy-le-Sec” , according to state services.

Part of the difficulties can also be explained by the last returns of Ile-de-France residents who left during the Pentecost long weekend. This led to significant slowdowns late Monday afternoon in the region. The strike by SNCF agents today may also have forced many residents of the region to turn to their personal vehicles. As a reminder, this social movement “very seriously” disrupts the circulation of commuter and RER trains. One RER D in five is thus planned, as are two RER C and RER E in five, and one RER A and RER B in two. The Transiliens are also strongly affected by the mobilization. The same day, at the same time, Parisian airports were also called to strike, but this mobilization should remain relatively limited.