Paris gripped by unusual snowfall, extreme cold, flooded Seine

Paris, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- Paris woke up on Wednesday morning to snow covered streets, while the Seine river that runs through the heart of the city burst its banks in some areas as extreme wintry weather affecting much of northwestern Europe continued.

Between two and 10 centimeters of snow fell on the Ile-de-France region that is home to the French capital, adding to already icy conditions on roads.

Public transport and school bus services in the capital were heavily disrupted on Wednesday.

Heavy rains across the north of the country in recent days have also seen the Seine rise 4.5 meters over normal levels, flooding some riverbanks in Paris.

The extreme cold is expected to continue on Thursday, with lows of -15C being forecast. EFE-EPA


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