Through Metropolitan editorial staff
updated 3 Sep 21 at 16:56
> Orange vigilance was lifted at 4 p.m.
Be careful, this Friday, if you live or move to the Hérault department, where heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorms, are currently falling on the department and creating havoc on the roads and in the heart of the cities, For example Montpellier, or the comedy tunnel is currently closed to traffic.
The Hérault is placed in vigilance orange rain-storms-floods until this Saturday morning.
45 mm of water
In addition, the circulation of bus and tram is highly disturbed, depending on the lines and areas. Thus, line 2 is completely stopped until further notice. In Montpellier, according to Météo France, 45 mm of water fell in less than an hour.
Due to the current rainy episode, traffic in the metropolis is difficult.
The axes closed and / or flooded:
– Castelnau: M21 under M65 (Naviteau) – M613 at Burger Kihng
– Hutches: M65 hopper in the direction Castelnau / Girac roundabout
– Villeneuve: M185 between the green point and the arnel – M116 à la Planche
– Montpellier: Fabre de Morlhon / industry – av. de Maurin – Roundabout near flooded arenas – av. Difficult Pompignane
– Baillargues: M26E1 station hopper flooded, tunnel closed.
Info: 3M montpellier3m.fr/inforoute
Traffic is difficult to Palavas-les-Flots, where downpours fall: our video
Vigilance until tomorrow
“Be vigilant in your movements, strong thunderstorms can sometimes be torrential”, indicates the Civil protection of the Hérault. The volunteers of the French Red Cross of the Hérault delegation are mobilized.
In the neighboring department of Gard, it rains a lot too, especially in Grau-du-Roi.
Tips from Sdis 34
The rainy episode which concerns the department is currently causing some exhaustion operations to the south of Montpellier. The firefighters of Tuesday 34 position several teams specializing in aquatic rescue –25 divers in total from many barracks, because new rains are expected by the beginning of the evening.
> It is important to remember the safety instructions, so as not to take a vehicle on flooded roads or to take refuge in basements or underground parking lots, advises Sdis 34.
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