Power cuts as heavy snow hits NE France

10th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

STRASBOURG, May 9 (AFP) - Unseasonably heavy snowfall on Sunday caught parts of northeast France off guard where thousands of homes faced power cuts and mountain roads were closed.

STRASBOURG, May 9 (AFP) - Unseasonably heavy snowfall on Sunday caught parts of northeast France off guard where thousands of homes faced power cuts and mountain roads were closed.

Some 5,000 households were without electricity, including two old age people's homes, in the Doubs and Jura regions overnight, police, firemen and the electricity company said

For some the power shortage continued into the afternoon. Telephone lines were also cut in some regions.

Up to 30 centimetres of snow has fallen in some areas at above 900 metres (2,970 feet).

© AFP

Subject: French news

 

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