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17 Feb 2019 | 04:01 AM UTC

France: WWII bomb disposal to cause rail disruptions in Paris Feb. 17

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Authorities to dispose of WWII bomb near Gare du Nord station in Paris on February 17; disruptions to Eurostar and other rail services scheduled, evacuations in effect for Porte de la Chapelle

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris, Porte de la Chapelle


Authorities will conduct a controlled detonation of an unexploded WWII bomb in northern Paris on Sunday, February 17, disrupting rail services in the area from 09:00 to 15:00 (local time). The bomb was discovered in the Porte de la Chapelle neighborhood, near Gare du Nord train station. Eurostar trains serving areas north of Paris, including Lille and Calais, rail services to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), and other metropolitan rail routes will be affected. Authorities will also close roads nearby, including the A1 motorway and Boulevard Ney and Boulevard Périphérique from Porte de Clignancourt to Porte d'Aubervilliers. Residents and businesses in Porte de la Chapelle are under evacuation orders beginning at 08:30. 


Individuals in or traveling to Paris or northeastern France are advised to monitor the situation, confirm the status of their reservations, maintain flexible itineraries, and anticipate transportation disruptions and congestion.


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