Snow route – AFP

France has not finished with the bad weather. After the night complicated that have lived millions of French, especially in the Northern half, Météo France has launched a new alert to the snow and ice in ten departments of the eastern, this Friday. Are concerned, the Ardennes, Meuse, Haute-Marne, Côte-d’or, Haute-Saone, the Doubs, the Ain, the Isere, the Jura and the Territory of Belfort.

Haute-Corse is placed in vigilance orange for strong wind.

The country has been affected on Thursday evening and in the night from Thursday to Friday by a ” severe winter storm extremely violent “. Not less than 237.000 homes were without power Friday morning in the north, the centre and the east of France, by reason of a violent wind. The ministry of the Interior are 4.452 interventions.

At the height of the storm in the night, more than 330,000 homes were without electricity in France, said Enedis. A Thalys has been “blocked in the Sum [for] too long hours due to a branch that would have fallen on the tracks,” said Bruno Le Roux, before the situation unlocks. Nearly 6,000 firefighters were still engaged.

“A small crowd of about fifty people” were injured slightly, but there has been ” no deaths “, added the minister, who was visiting the morning of Friday, the operational Centre of inter-ministerial management of crises (COGIC).

weather conditions remain unstable

5: 30am, the power cuts have affected mainly the 70,000 homes in the region of Picardie, 65,000 in Normandy, 17,000 in the North-Pas-de-Calais, 13.000 in the Centre region, 12,000 in the Champagne-Ardennes and pays-de-la-Loire, finally 9,700 from Lorraine, said Enedis. On Thursday evening at 22h, the power cuts affected the 190,000 homes.

” We expected this increase, taking into account weather conditions that were announced, “according to Enedis, which states that” the workforce is going to be doubled this morning on the ground, “and that” generators will be routed to the recharge of emergency of the most affected areas “.

Some 1,200 technicians and business partners were on the ground to work for the restoration of the situation, but “the progress of the interventions was made difficult by the weather conditions remain unstable,” said Enedis.

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on Thursday evening, the movement of trains on the axes Rouen-Le Havre and Rouen-Dieppe has, moreover, been stopped from 20h, said a spokesman of the SNCF. “We don’t want to take the risk of having a train that crashes in the middle of a storm,” he said.

Circulation being cut off and being hung

Ditto in the Oise, where the traffic SNCF has been interrupted between Paris and the Picardy region to the result of falling trees on the way in the department. In the north of France, the courses were suspended Friday in schools, colleges and high schools of the Aisne and the Somme where a welcome will be assured. School transport has been cancelled in the Ardennes, the Aisne, the Somme, the Nord, the Pas-de-Calais and the Meuse.

In the Oise, at 22: 30, the fire brigade had 350 interventions mainly for ruptures of electric cables or falling trees making a wounded light in Villers-Saint-Paul. Meanwhile, traffic at the airport of Beauvais-Tillé has been suspended and flights are being redirected to the airport of Lille Lesquin.

” The 600 passengers remained at the dock at the airport are supported by the civil protection and the military delegation of the département with a view to an accommodation, ” said the prefecture.

at the airport in Brest, flights have been cancelled or delayed.

In Seine-Maritime, fire brigade worked more than 450 times, mostly to falling trees, roofs off and the cable breaks, said the prefecture, which states that 30.000 households are aware of the difficulties of electricity supply in the department.

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