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The closure of the N118 has been extended until Thursday morning due to the risk of ice
It will remain closed until Thursday morning at 10 am. The N118, which links Les Ullis (Essonne) to the south-west of the capital, is closed from Tuesday evening due to the orange snow and ice vigilance that affected the entire Île-de-France.
Météo-France is restricting its orange watch to 19 departments
Météo-France restricted the orange “snow-ice” watch in 19 departments in national surveillance bulletin from 4 pm this Wednesday, against 25 this morning.
The departments of Manche, Calvados, Orne, Seine-Maritime, Eure and Marne are already on yellow alert.
Météo-France has restricted its orange snow-ice vigilance to 25 departments
This Wednesday morning, Météo-France reduced the scope of its orange snow-ice vigilance. While 33 departments were concerned this morning, they are now only 16, according to the latest bulletin from the weather forecasting agency.
“Some western departments are out of orange alert,” Météo-France wrote on its site. Before adding: “Between 1 and 3 cm of snow fell last night generally between Normandy, the Paris basin and part of Champagne, sometimes with 10 cm in Lorraine”.
For Thursday, 19 departments have now been placed on orange snow-ice vigilance, against 18 in the previous bulletin.
Snow in Alsace: authorities call for “double vigilance”
While the snow is still falling in the northeast, the hospital group for the region of Mulhouse and South-Alsace (GHRMSA) records the saturation of emergencies and centers 15.
He asks users to limit their movements and “redouble their vigilance to avoid accidents and falls”.
Same observation on the side of Haut-Rhin firefighters, urging residents to exercise caution.
“Freezing rain and snow, avoid passing the road!”, they said.
Pictures of snowfall in Alsace
Rain has reached northern Alsace this morning. As snowflakes continued to fall mid-morning in the northeast of the country, the Saverne region was particularly affected.
Snow covered the road in particular in Saverne but also in Furdenheim, in the Strasbourg sector.
Difficulties on the roads in the east of France
“The biggest danger this morning” remains ice, meteorologist Guillaume Séchet warned on Twitter. Freezing rain is causing particular problems in the east of the country, with accidents reported in the Doubs or vehicles stranded in the Meurthe-et-Moselle.
Normandy, the snowiest region this morning
If flakes are rare in the Paris region, snow cover is more important in Normandy, as meteorologist Guillaume Séchet reports on Twitter. This is particularly the case in Calvados, referred to La Chaîne Météo.
Snowfall in Deauville
The snow hit Calvados hard last night. This is particularly the case in Deauville, where the town hall is covered in a thin blanket of snow. The plants, the streets and the roofs of the houses were also whitened with snow.
Other towns in the department woke up to snow like Hérouville-Saint-Clair, or Ouistreham. In Caen, 2 cm of snow was measured, according to our reporter Guillaume Sechet.
The delicate traffic in the North-East
Our journalist Kévin Floury reports on road difficulties in the North-East, especially between Lorraine and Alsace on the A4. Many accidents have been reported on the main and secondary axes of the network.
A little snow this morning in Paris, but freezing rain in Île-de-France
The skies are mild today in the Paris region. It snowed quite a bit last night in Paris, but flake lovers will be disappointed when they wake up this morning: there isn’t much left on the ground.
Be careful though, Île-de-France has experienced freezing rain, which can make the road slippery. So be careful if you have to hit the road.
A thin layer of snow in the Orne, rain began to fall
In Orne, it snowed a little less than expected, our journalist Marie Gentric, who is currently on site, told us: at 6 am, in the city of Flers, there was for example a small centimeter of snow It started to rain.
City agents continue to salt the roads to prevent ice. “The goal is to turn the road black,” they explained.
33 departments still on alert, 18 open
Météo-France confirmed its alert: 33 departments were still on orange alert this Wednesday morning. 18 are still present this Thursday, from Île-de-France to Alsace.
There was a lot of trouble on Tuesday
Bad weather that hit parts of the country overnight from Monday to Tuesday severely disrupted road and rail traffic in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Lozère, while three people died in Burgundy in separate road accidents.
“Despite the continuous rotation of salting machines”, a phenomenon of “slippery roads” caused the closure of traffic for several hours on the A7 motorway between Bourg-lès-Valence and Tain-l ‘Hermitage (Drôme) in the direction of Lyon , according to Vinci Autoroutes.
Many traffic jams were also observed on the main axes of the Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne region, according to Bison Futé. In the metropolis of Lyon, all buses remained at the depot for a good part of Tuesday morning to avoid accidents.
For TER, the weather “affected all lines in the region (Tuesday) morning” with “numerous delays and cancellations”, according to SNCF.
The northern half of France is facing a period of snow
Hello everyone and welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the snow episode facing France this Wednesday. From Brittany to Alsace through the Paris region, many departments in the northern half of the country are placed on orange alert for snow and ice, with a high risk of transport disruption.
“Difficult” traffic on the roads, closed axes, suspended school transport, canceled planes… We summarize the main consequences in this article.