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Corsica: End of the Orange Alert for Snow

Meteo France ends the orange alert in Corsica because of heavy snowfall. 3600 homes are still without power. Weather conditions complicate the work of the EDF teams.

About 3 600 households were left without electricity in the early afternoon Sunday because snowfall that affected Corsica, where the orange alert has been lifted by Météo France.

At the height of the event, 6,500 customers have experienced outages. Teams EDF “progressing with difficulty, snow making complicated movements” , said the electricity provider, which used a helicopter for some repairs.

The company also recalled that should especially not touch electrical son fell to the ground and immediately notify the EDF troubleshooting services by calling 09 72 67 50 20.

New snowfall forecast Monday-evening

Placed orange snow ice alert by Météo France since midnight Saturday Corsica has experienced significant snowfall in the night. From north to south, flurries up to 300 meters blanketed the island a large white coat.

Both departments were demoted in yellow alert by Météo France, but low snowfall is still expected mainly in Corsica “in the coming hours”  and a further deterioration is expected from Monday night and into day Tuesday.

“It could lead to heavy snowfall, and perhaps a temporarily stormy character” , warns the agency forecast.

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