Fifty centimeters of snow fell in Isère on Saturday evening. (illustration) - M. Allili / SIPA
Nine departments in northern and eastern France have been placed on orange alert for snow and ice, Météo France announced in its bulletin published this Wednesday afternoon.
These are the Aisne, the Ardennes, the Marne, the Meurthe-et-Moselle, the Meuse, the Moselle, the North, the Pas-de-Calais and the Somme. According to Météo France, this is a "fairly brief and notable snow episode". The snow "can hold on to the ground and make it slippery," added the organization. The phenomenon should start this Thursday at 6 am and last until 6 pm.
🔶 9 dpts in #vigilanceOrange
Stay informed on https://t.co/rJ24zzmmy4 pic.twitter.com/wnOlEGLKtk
… /… More information to come on 20 Minutes .