World Snow forces Eiffel Tower closure as bad weather hits France

20:34  06 february  2018
20:34  06 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

Misery for commuters as heavy snow paralyses Paris

  Misery for commuters as heavy snow paralyses Paris Exceptionally heavy snowfall brought public transport in Paris and surrounding regions to a near halt Wednesday, spelling misery for commuters after hundreds were forced to abandon their cars to sleep in emergency shelters overnight. Icy streets were largely empty as officials urged people to leave vehicles at home following the 12 centimetres (almost five inches) of snow that blanketed the capital, shutting down some tram and commuter rail lines, and almost completely halting bus services.

Heavy snowfall forces the closure of the Eiffel Tower and causes travel disruptions in the northern half of France .

PARIS (AP) - The Eiffel Tower has been closed because of bad weather conditions amid snowfall that has covered the French capital. Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close .

Photo taken on Feb. 5, 2018 shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. French national weather agency Meteo France announced snow and ice orange alert on Monday. © Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Photo taken on Feb. 5, 2018 shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. French national weather agency Meteo France announced snow and ice orange alert on Monday.

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower has been closed because of bad weather conditions amid snowfall that has covered the French capital.

Visitors had to admire the snow-covered wrought iron lattice tower from the now-white fields covered near the Paris monument, clutching umbrellas as the snow continued all day Tuesday.

French meteorologists report that snowfall accumulation in Paris could reach 10 centimeters (about four inches) by the end of the day.

Twenty-eight French departments, including eight in the Paris region, have been placed on orange alert over the dangerous weather conditions and ice on the roads. School buses in two regions near Paris won't operate Wednesday.

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