“Unexpectedly large snowstorms.” “People posted messages on Facebook asking to be rescued.”
Up to 40 cm (16 inches) of snowfall in some towns and villages caused chaos on the roads and knocked out electricity to nearly 200,000 homes, authorities said on Tuesday.
The unexpectedly large snowstorms hit across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, bringing well over a thousand vehicles to a halt.
Some 900 trucks were stranded overnight and several hundred drivers abandoned their cars.
Aerial view shows cars blocked on the RN 88 near Firminy, central eastern France. – including 950 people in the Haute-Loire and 200 in the Loire.
Yep, global warming is a bear.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links