France: Snow cuts power for 100,000

France: Snow cuts power for 100,000
December 15, 2008

HEAVY snowfall and rainstorms across southern France cut power lines and trapped people in cars and trains overnight.About 100,000 households were without electricity, local authorities and the ERDF power distribution company said.Two thousand people were stuck on trains running along the Mediterranean coast that came to a standstill when rainstorms brought down power lines.



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