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France: Record rainfall, travel disruptions in Paris (July 9-10)

Heavy rainfalls leads to traffic congestion in Paris (July 9-10)

10 Jul 09:27 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2017, 12:00 AM until 7/10/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris

Event

Record rainfall struck the Paris region July 9-10, resulting in localized transportation disruptions. The capital received the equivalent of 27 days of rain falling in just one night, flooding roads and parts of the Paris metro. As a result, stations Oberkampf and Quai de la Rapée on line 5 as well as stations Voltaire and Maubert-Mutualité on line 10 will not be served until 11:30 (local time). Moreover, traffic on the RER D (commuter rail) is slowed and major traffic jams have been reported on highways A1, A3, A86, and A13.

Advice

Travelers are advised to allow for extra time to reach their destinations.

 

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