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Wednesday, February 07, 2018, 16:35
Snow forces Eiffel Tower closure as bad weather hits France
By Agencies
Wednesday, February 07, 2018, 16:35 By Agencies

People walk under snow falling in Paris, France, Feb 6, 2018. (FRANCOIS MORI / AP)

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower has been closed because of bad weather conditions amid snowfall that has covered the French capital.

Visitors had to admire the snow-covered wrought iron lattice tower from the now-white fields covered near the Paris monument, clutching umbrellas as the snow continued all day Tuesday.

French meteorologists report that snowfall accumulation in Paris could reach 10 centimeters by the end of the day.

Twenty-eight French departments, including eight in the Paris region, have been placed on orange alert over the dangerous weather conditions and ice on the roads. School buses in two regions near Paris won't operate Wednesday.

A cyclist rides under snow falling in Paris, France, Feb 6, 2018. (FRANCOIS MORI / AP)

Pedestrians gather as heavy snow falls in front of The Eiffel Tower in Paris late Feb 6, 2018. (PHILIPPE DUPEYRAT / AFP)

Tourists take a selfie as they stroll under snow falling in Paris, France, Feb 6, 2018. (FRANCOIS MORI / AP)

A driver takes a snapshot of the Eiffel Tower during first snowfall of the winter season in Paris, France, Feb 6, 2018. (FRANCOIS MORI / AP)


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