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Dead snow chaos in France

with Heavy snow have taken care of in the Southeast of France for Chaos. A man has been killed on Thursday evening from a tree, like, several French media reported, citing the Prefecture.

The traffic came to a partial Standstill, trains were and thousands of people were without electricity. The French weather service warned in several departments in the East of the country, from snow and ice.

A motorist wanted in the evening, in the vicinity of the city of Bourgoin-Jallieu, a blocked road, including the newspaper "La Dauphine" reported. He was killed by a tree that fell over under the snow load. Another man, who had come to the man in the ' 60s to help, was slightly injured.

In the departments of Drôme, Isère, The Rhône and the Ardèche were on late Thursday night, around 200'000 households without electricity, such as the network operator Enedis said. Technicians were deployed to fix the fault. An emergency number has been activated.

Multiple lines

locked "In such a small area is truly exceptional," said Antoine Jourdain, Technical Director and head of the national crisis unit of Enedis, the TV station BFMTV. The trees would fall over under the weight of the snow on the power lines to fall. In the case of the municipality of Tournon-sur-Rhône, for example, a 20'000 Volt was out on the power line due to the snow.

Many train routes around Grenoble are at least locked until Friday at noon, said a spokesman for the French railway SNCF to the AFP news Agency. Be concerned about the direct Connections Grenoble-Lyon Grenoble-Valence, Grenoble-Veynes. Numerous trucks remained temporarily on the snowed roads are. The authorities called on residents to leave the car. In addition, numerous streets were blocked.

The weather service warned in altitudes up to 30 inches of snow are expected, locally even more than 50 centimeters. The snow should stop, the meteorologists suggest that, in the night to Friday. (chk/sda)

Created: 15.11.2019, 02:56 PM

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