Nantes: A Storm Plunges the City into the Dark for a Few Minutes

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Heavy storm on Nantes around 14:30 on Monday

There were disturbances on the tram and train lines in Nantes due to a storm

The Loire-Atlantique was in a yellow alert on Monday. However, around 2.30pm, “a stormy band quickly passed for example on the city of Nantes, explains Jean-Luc Le Pape of Meteo-France . There were flashes strong enough. ”

And intense rainfall. “About 15 mm in one hour, and especially 11 mm in 6 minutes from 2.30pm to 2.36pm, which is equivalent to 100 mm an hour is a lot. The storm made only a brief passage and left towards Maine-et-Loire and Sarthe, two departments in the orange alert, and the Mayenne, in a yellow alert.

And the city plunged into darkness? “The storm line was very dark, recognizes the technician of Météo-France. The clouds are very high, which makes it really dark for a few minutes.”

The circulation of trams and TER interrupted

In the city centre of Nantes, the circulation of trams 2 and 3 had to be interrupted from 15h, the channels being flooded at the Commerce and Pirmil stations. At 3.30pm, line 2 was cut between 50-Otages and Wattignies and line 3 between Brittany and Wattignies.

The Semitan (the public transport network of the agglomeration of Nantes) advises to inquire in real-time on its Twitter account, the situation can quickly evolve depending on the flow of water.

Finally, on the rail network, trees fell on the tracks near Ancenis, causing the interruption of TER traffic between Nantes and Angers (in both directions) until 17h. In addition, the TER traffic was interrupted in the direction Clisson-Nantes and disturbed in the direction Nantes-Les-Sables-d’Olonne, until 5pm.

The Loire-Atlantique is not finished with the rain because we expect a new disturbance – “normal but active” – ​​between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. Between 30 and 35 mm of precipitation are expected in twenty-four hours.

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