Sunday, January 1, 2017

VIDEO. The north of France is covered of snow and ice – Franceinfo

The year 2017 opens, Sunday, 1 January, under the sign of the vigilance of the snow and ice of northern France to the paris area and up to the Eure-et-Loir, with an orange alert expanded to 18 departments and extended until mid-day Monday, the day of the latest holiday returns.

The landscape is exceptional in the region of Lille (North), at the edge of the lake to the Heron. After several days of negative temperatures, the nature is frozen, the trees are covered with a thick layer of frost. A few brave ventured, surprised by the arctic cold.

And yet, the danger is everywhere. Mists freezing have transformed the lower path into a skating rink and made the roads slippery. In the Hauts-de-France yesterday evening, Saturday, 31 December, the fire department has recorded 30 road accidents, all related to weather. And the UAS has received hundreds of phone calls for fractures related to falls. The caution is : new freezing rain are expected in the night.


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