Weather: 14 Departments on Orange Alert for Snow and Ice

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14 departments are on orange alert for Snow and ice

Fourteen east central departments and southern France were placed in orange alert for snow and ice. Meteo France also monitors flooding in the basin of the Seine.

Fourteen east central departments and southern France were placed in orange alert for snow and ice , announced Monday morning Météo-France , which also maintains eleven departments in vigilance Orange flooding in the basin of the Seine .

Twelve departments were placed on Sunday on orange alert for snow and ice: Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Isère, Loire, Gard, Haute-Loire, Lozere, Puy-de-Dome, the Rhone.

Monday morning, the Nièvre, the Saône-et-Loire, Aveyron, Creuse and Haute-Vienne were also placed in orange alert for snow and ice. Vigilance must last up to 10pm. Follow-up was up to the Gard.

“The disruption that goes back to the Mediterranean will continue its northward extension. Contact with this cold air on the continent from Burgundy to the northwest of the Gard, precipitation will occur as snow. This snow will keep the ground, “said Monday morning, Météo-France , in its latest bulletin.

“The snowfall will spread from south to north. He will persist until early night on the northernmost departments. Expected quantities are of the order of 2 to 5 cm in plain with locally 10 cm . Mountain, we can reach 10 to 20 cm over 500 m, from 20 to 30 above 1000 m Mont Lozère particularly “forecasters.

No transport Ardèche

In Ardèche , “the movement of vehicles for collective passenger transport and school transport is prohibited” in all midnight Monday department 19 hours announced Sunday evening the prefect, because of “predictable traffic problems related to snow or ice. ”

Isere , HGVs over 7.5 tonnes will be prohibited from driving on several areas of the department, some portions of the A51 and the A48, from 6 am.

In the department of Haute-Loire , restrictions concerning national highways 88 and 102, two major axes of the department, portions of which will be closed to trucks Monday 0:00 to 12:00.

Eleven departments, Eure, Seine-Maritime, Yvelines, Val-d’Oise, Paris and its suburbs, the Seine-et-Marne, Aube and the Marne, were always kept in amber alert Sunday evening floods.

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