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01 Feb 2019 | 05:53 PM UTC

France: Orange weather alerts issued in southeast February 1-2

France News Alert

Orange weather alerts issued in eight departments in southeast February 1-2; transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Isère, Savoie, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Corse-du-Sud, Haute Savoie, Hautes-Alpes


On Friday, February 1, weather officials issued orange weather alerts (the second-highest on a four-tier scale) for snow, ice, avalanches, and heavy rains for eight departments in the southeast. The departments of Haute-Savoie and Hautes-Alpes have been placed under an orange alert for heavy snows, while orange alerts for avalanches have been issued in Isère, Savoie, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes. In addition, an orange weather alert for heavy rains has been issued in Corse du Sud. The alerts are expected to be in effect through Saturday, February 2. Related air and rail disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible.


Individuals in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of weather alerts, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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