The whole of the department of the Alpes Maritimes is on alert (Vigilance Orange) due to the weather conditions, with flights cancelled and roads closed across the region. Another 25cm of rain is expected in the Grasse area, and up to 12cm along the coast. The Prefecture recommends to stay away from the coastal paths and roads in the region due to the waves and wind, and to avoid flooded roads – stating that a mere 30cm is all that is required to sweep a car away. Weather conditions are expected to get worse during the afternoon.
Flights: Many flights are either delayed or cancelled, check the Nice airport website here to avoid unnecessary travel to the airport. No flights have been able to take off or land since 08:45 this morning. Flights were expected to resume at 22:00, however, the Prefet announced at 17:00 that this has been pushed back to 07:00 Tuesday morning. Many arrivals have been diverted to Marseille and Toulon.
Nice Promenade des Anglais: The south side of the road is closed to traffic, pedestrians and cyclists
Nice – tunnel Liautaud and pénétrante Paillon: Closed to traffic due to risk of flooding
Menton: The coast road is closed to all traffic.
Cagnes-sur-Mer: Coast road closed
Villeneuve Loubet to Antibes: The coast road is closed from Fort Carré to Marina Baie des Anges
Cannes: Coast road closed from the roundabout near Thales to quai Laubeuf
Juan-les-Pins: Coast road closed between Juan and Vallauris.
Auron: The ski station is closed due to risks of avalanches, and will remain closed on Tuesday
Isola 2000: The road to the ski station is closed
Christmas Markets: Many markets are closed today, notably in Cannes, Monaco and Nice.
Schools: Some schools have recommended that parents try to collect them earlier from class where possible. Other schools are closing in the afternoon and SMSs have been set to parents from those schools.
Trains: There are few cancellations, but some trains are running late, get updates from the SNCF website.
Further information about road closures in the Arrière Pays can be found on Nice Matin’s website.