North France has covered a heavy snowfall
March 12, 2013. Tear lines. As a result, 50,000 homes were left without electricity. The situation is complicated by strong winds with gusts up to 100 km / h Authorities have asked residents not to travel. In the middle of the week, and snow can fall on Paris.
North France was dominated by snowfall. Tear lines. As a result, 50,000 homes were left without electricity. A maintenance crews hours can not break through the drifts. The situation is complicated strong with wind gusts up to 100 km / h To clear the highways road services do not have enough machinery. Authorities have asked residents not to travel. In the middle of the week, as forecasters predict, and snow can fall on Paris.
Snowfall in the north of France, left without power 24 thousand homes
March 11, 2013. At least 24,000 private homes in the French department of Manche were without electricity due to heavy snowfall, said on Monday's newspaper Parisien.
Snowfall began in the north and north-western France on Monday night. Elevated (orange) alert level weather was declared in 14 departments of the country.
As noted by the media, in the departments of Calvados and Manche due to bad weather limited the movement of school buses. In the schools and departments of Eure Seine Maritime canceled classes, school transport will not walk in the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday and possibly Wednesday.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists, only on Monday in Manche, Calvados and Seine Maritime will fall from 10 to 20 centimeters of snow in the departments of Eure and Orne expect 5 to 10 inches of rain. According to Meteo France, snowfall will be accompanied by a strong wind gust speed which can reach 90 kilometers per hour. It is expected that snow will end only in the evening on Tuesday.
Strong snow and ice disrupted vehicular traffic in northern Germany
March 10, 2013. Cyclones "Yorick" and "Xaver" brought to Germany heavy snow and cold weather, which led to the formation of snow drifts and ice on the roads of the country, especially in the north of Germany. Over the weekend there have been dozens of accidents that hurt a few people.
According to law enforcement, but in Hamburg were about 50 accidents. To clean the city streets on Sunday, authorities involve no less than 300 snow plows. In Schleswig-Holstein snowfall, which was accompanied by strong gusty winds, led to at least 70 road accidents.
Bad weather is not spared, and other federal land, located in the north of Germany — Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where, according to police in Rostock, there have been about 60 accidents, there were no casualties, according to ITAR-TASS.
According to the German Weather Service, in the coming days, especially in the north of the country is dominated by the temperature below zero degrees. The roads will remain dangerous snow drifts and ice, meteorologists warned.
Plugs 200 km formed in Belgium due to snowfall
March 12, 2013. At night in Belgium fell from 10 to 25 centimeters of snow, which significantly worsened the situation on the roads in the country, reported local media on Tuesday.
Due to the heavy snow already at 06.30 am local time (09.30 MSK) on Belgian roads were fixed tube with a total length of over 200 kilometers. The police reported numerous accidents.
The unfavorable situation, in particular, on the ring road around Brussels, the speed of which is not more than 10-20 kilometers per hour. At the entrances to the capital of Belgium formed numerous jams.
Despite the fact that the weather forecasters have warned of snowfall, public authorities Brussels time has not kicked cleansing technique, for which reason many of the streets in residential areas are not freed from the snow.