Huge traffic jams as Paris residents flee city lockdown for the country

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Traffic jams in and around the French capital on Sunday were estimated to stretch to a cumulative total of at least 700 kilometres as residents who could fled the city for a rural environmentamid before  new national lockdown measures came into force as of midnight on Thursday.

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Traffic around Paris hit record levels just hours before a new national lockdown came into force across France, reports BBC News.