Train passengers stuck in southern France due to heavy snow

10:15, March 09, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Around one hundred passengers on a train from Spain to France have been stuck in southern France due to heavy snow, local media reported on Monday.

These passengers were to spend the night on the train at the small station of Cerbere, a town in southwest France, until the weather improves, because the roads linking to better lodgments were also blocked by snow, the local prefect said.

Furthermore, traffics between Narbonne and Perpignan, two other cities also in southern France, have been suspended since 2 p.m. Monday, as the snowfall in the region has reportedly reached about 40 centimeters.

The cold snap impacting northeast Spain and southwest France has brought heavy snow, and the ensuing traffic suspension on roads and railways has affected thousands of passengers on the borders of the two countries.

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Greek PM calls on world to restrict speculative trading
  • Leave Terry alone: Wilkins
  • Turkey lowers quake death toll to 51
  • Liu Xiang heads to world indoor championships
  • Exceptional snowfalls sweep France, Spain
  • Turkey lowers quake death toll to 51
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion