The Vaucluse firefighters were called around 12:45 p.m. for an accident on the A7 motorway involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car in the South / North direction between Orange and Bollène.
The heavy vehicle overturned on the width of the three lanes, which caused the closure of this portion of the motorway since the time of the accident and still currently at 8 p.m.
The firefighters are trying to extract from the heavy weight the dangerous materials it carries, namely “soda and lye,” said the firefighters of the department.
6:55 p.m .: Dir. Lyon # A7 always cut off after Orange North Mandatory exit at Orange North n ° 20 and Entry prohibited at Orange Center n ° 21. Exit recommended and entry not recommended at Orange Sud n ° 22. Exit recommended at Avignon-Le Pontet n ° 23Listen @ Radio1077
The motorway is cut off after the Orange North exit, and entry is prohibited at Orange Center n ° 21.
The motorway services recommend exits 22 Orange-sud and 23 Avignon-Le pontet n ° 23 to avoid the area.
At the height of the intervention, more than 50 firefighters from SDIS 84 were mobilized as well as 35 vehicles.
For now, we don’t know when the truck will be lifted, or when the highway will reopen.