Heavy Snow In France Prompts Avalanche Warning

Category: World / Jan 16, 2013 2:28PM EDT
France’s southern Pyrenees region was on the highest avalanche alert on Wednesday (January 16) morning as heavy snow swept through the area causing widespread disruption. Though the alert was downgraded later in the day, roads were closed and residents woke to find their cars buried under snow which disrupted daily commutes. Though snow is not uncommon in the region, local media reported that by Wednesday morning over a meter had fallen at altitudes of 1,800 meters in only two days.