Tunnels shut France> Spain

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  1. gus-lopez

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    Both the Som port &Puerto de Portalet tunnels are closed ,by all accounts, due to snow & controlled explosions to clear snow are being carried out to get them open
     
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    Useful info thanks. We are driving down to Spain in a couple of weeks, I am assuming the roads along the north coast, Bayonne to Santander are not affected by snow yet?
     
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    Where is the Partalet tunnel, please? Google isn’t helping. Crossing from Spain to France next week.
     
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    According to that the aragouet-Bielsa tunnel on spanish side is chains only + winter tyres. . lorries ,buses prohibited.
    Som Port is the same.chains & winter tyres only so must be passable at the moment although it does state difficult.
     
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    Found it. Spelling is wrong .I have changed it in original post now.
    Puerto de Portalet
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/C...x5f7d369f444760c1!8m2!3d42.805916!4d-0.418327

    & according to @Burgo 's link it is shown as impassable



    VENTISCA por METEOROLOGÍA ADVERSA con circulación interrumpida en PUERTO DEL PORTALET: - PUERTO DE MONTAÑA de la carretera A-136 desde el km 24 en FORMIGAL (HUESCA) al km 27 en FRONTERA FRANCESA (HUESCA) sentido AMBOS SENTIDOS Advertencia: INTRANSITABLE
     
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    It doesn't appear so .
     
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    I think it’s probably the Col de Pourtalet a mountain pass(y)
     
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    The Portalet is about 30 miles South or should I say East of the Somport. Just had a look less than 30 km.
     
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    Should remember as we did them both on a Triumph street triple a number of years ago, rode from Orthez through the Somport tunnel, had lunch in Jaca then rode down to Sabinanigo and back over the Portalet.
     
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    D936 France and A136 Spain finally found on Apple maps(y)
     

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