Train passengers stuck in southern France due to heavy snow

10:15, March 09, 2010      

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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
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