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Date: June 7th, 2005 | No Comments

The Frejus Tunnel, one of the main highway links across the Alps between France and Italy, is closed for at least two months following a fire that started in a truck carrying tires and burned for seven hours. The fire destroyed several vehicles and killed two people in the eight-mile-long tunnel that carries some two [read more]


Date: March 12th, 2002 | No Comments

The Mont Blanc tunnel in the Alps reopened March 9 after being closed almost three years because of a devastating fire. The opening was met with demonstrations from locals protesting the pollution that will accompany the traffic. Initially only cars will be allowed in the tunnel, but trucks carrying heavy goods will get the green [read more]


Date: December 11th, 2001 | No Comments

The Mount Blanc tunnel between France and Italy, which has been closed since a catastrophic fire in March, 1999, is now scheduled to reopen in January after further safety tests are completed. The reopening, most recently scheduled for Dec. 15, has been postponed th [read more]


Date: June 14th, 2002 | No Comments

The March 24 fire that killed some 40 people in the Mount Blanc tunnel which connects France and Italy has prompted new safety measures for the Frejus tunnel, which links France and Italy about 50 miles south of Mont Blanc. Most of the traffic in the area has been diverted here, so be prepared for [read more]


Date: February 12th, 2002 | No Comments

The reopening of the Mt. Blanc tunnel was delayed yet again when cracks were discovered in the tunnel during final safety tests. There’s no telling how long the delay will last. It could be just a couple of weeks or several months depending on how complicated the repairs and final safety c [read more]

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