December 8, 2023

[Update] Hurricane Ciaran paralyzes ferry traffic in the English Channel. Truck movement has been restricted

[Update 02. November 2023, 13:20 Uhr]

Closure of the container terminal at the Port of Rotterdam

As of 11am today, the orange alert level will apply to West Holland. The Port of Rotterdam closed all major container terminals due to Storm Ciaran. At small stations, goods handling continues as usual for the time being. A port spokesman confirmed to the news portal that shipping traffic had practically stopped.

Great Britain: coastal areas

Due to Hurricane Ciaran, the British Meteorological Office (Met Office) announced on Thursday morning Warning – orange alert – for parts of coastal areas in southwest and south-east England. Wind speeds are expected to reach 85 mph.

Great Britain: Affected areas and current warnings can be found at the Met Office:

Closing of the ports of Dover and Calais

Hurricane gusts create waves as high as 15 metres, paralyzing ferries in the English Channel. the The ports of Dover and Calais were closed due to the stormreports P&O Ferries.

Authorities in France and Great Britain are urgently warning of the storm. Although the hurricane is weakening in some parts, you should Be careful and adhere to driving restrictions in the areas.

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France imposes restrictions on the movement of trucks and trains

For Thursday, November 2, 2023 in France Truck traffic has stopped throughout Brittany.

Since November 1 is a public holiday, several driving bans have already been imposed and will take effect tomorrow (Thursday) will continue throughout the day, especially across BrittanyFrench Transport Minister Clement Beaune said.

Train traffic has also become widespread Work has been halted in Brittany, Normandy, Pays-de-Loire, Hautes-de-France and Val-de-Loire Centre, and is continuing.

Reducing speed and prohibiting overtaking

In addition, speed reductions (-20 km/h on federal roads and motorways) and overtaking bans were introduced and implemented Vehicles with a permissible gross weight exceeding 7.5 tons, Trailers, mobile homes and passenger vehicles, In the following sections as of 10:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2023:

  • Pays de la Loire region: Vendée, Loire-Atlantique, Mayenne et Loire, Mayenne et Sarthe
  • Brittany region: Ile and Vilain
  • Normandy region: Calvados, Eure, Orne, Seine-Maritime

Foothills of Amir Storm (Ciaran International) It can also be dangerous in Germany, The German Meteorological Service warns It issued a storm and severe weather warning for northern Germany and the Baltic Sea coast early in the morning.

Collaboration: Gregor Joans