Orange weather alerts (the second-highest level on a four-point scale), for snow and ice were issued on Tuesday, January 22, for 24 departments in northern and central France: Aisne, Ardennes, Aube, Cher, Eure-et-Loir, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Marne, Nièvre, Nord, Oise, Pas-de-Calais, Paris et petite couronne, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Somme, Yonne, Essonne et Val-d'Oise. Between 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in) of snow is expected to fall through Tuesday. Associated transportation disruptions are expected, along with possible power outages. Residual disruptions are possible in the coming days.
Individuals in the affected departments are advised to monitor local weather reports and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.
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