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Old Jun 11th 2008, 8:00 pm
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Hi there,

I was wondering if one of you have advice for me about the current haulage strikes and driving across the border (at La Jonquera).

I live in the south of France and I have friends who plan to drive from Girona to visit me on Saturday.

Do you think they will have trouble crossing the border? They have a small child and I really dont want them to get into any big delays or hassle. Should I tell them to wait till Sunday?

Maybe one of you knows more than me about the situation there at the moment.

Thank you for any advice!
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Old Jun 11th 2008, 9:32 pm
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Are they blocking the border then?
Its usually fairly quick to get through. I haven't been out to be honest so I dont know what the general effect is.
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Old Jun 11th 2008, 9:41 pm
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Apparently they were blocking lorrys and only letting cars through, and this caused delays. Dont know if they are still there, or if there will be delays at the weekend, or how bad the delays were. Honestly, every time friends visit, there is some disruption caused by one strike or another....
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 2:47 am
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Originally Posted by wonder
Hi there,

I was wondering if one of you have advice for me about the current haulage strikes and driving across the border (at La Jonquera).

I live in the south of France and I have friends who plan to drive from Girona to visit me on Saturday.

Do you think they will have trouble crossing the border? They have a small child and I really dont want them to get into any big delays or hassle. Should I tell them to wait till Sunday?

Maybe one of you knows more than me about the situation there at the moment.

Thank you for any advice!
Go on www.infotrafic.com or www.bison-fute.equipement.gouv.fr tomorrow to see what the latest situation is, and decide then.
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 3:37 am
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I read in the news today that the police had yesterday been clearing the blockaids, so the situation does appear to be at least improving.
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 3:43 am
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my partner travelled to spain yaesterday and had to go over pau instead of irun the traffic jam was 200km long but that was wagons not cars
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 3:57 am
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Riot police have been out today clearing blockades and they are now, apparently, allowing fuel and food vehicles through. This was after a couple of people had been run over at one blockade, and there was a lorry set on fire with the driver still in his cab, he is apparently in Alicante hospital with severe burns. Same applies at the Portugese border. Make take some days for food situation to stabalise as there are loads of vehicles full of rotting food around.
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 3:58 am
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Thanks for the information all!
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Dreadful nws about people being run over and burned. The whole thing sounds horrible.
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