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Italy: Wildfire blocks A10 highway west of Genoa March 25

Authorities close A10 highway west of Genoa from Arenzano to Savona due to ongoing wildfire March 25; significant traffic disruptions reported

26 Mar 06:33 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Genoa, Liguria

Event

A wildfire broke out in the Liguria region on the night (local time) of Monday, March 25, forcing authorities to close part of the A10 highway west of Genoa. The A10 is closed between Arenzano to Savona as of Tuesday, March 26, as firefighters work to contain the blaze. Some residents in the Cogoleto area of Capieso have been evacuated as a precaution after the fire started at approximately 23:00 on Monday night. Emergency personnel are reportedly struggling to contain the flames, which are being spread by gusts of wind up to 100 kph (62 mph). Localized traffic disruptions are expected to continue through Tuesday as containment efforts continue and further evacuations are possible. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Advice

Individuals in or planning to travel through the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, plan alternative routes, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuations and road closures).

 

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