Traffic chaos worsens in snow-bound Paris

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Heavy snow is not common in Paris.

Regional train services were interrupted, leaving many commuters outside Paris stranded, while inner-city bus services were cancelled and some metro lines heavily disrupted.

For children and the more adventurous, the weather was a godsend: some carted skis to the top of Montmartre, the steep hill in northern Paris where the Sacre Coeur is located, while impromptu snowball fights erupted on the way to schools.

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The Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited tourists attractions, was closed for a second day in a row due to the weather.

Elsewhere, evacuations were under way mid-way through Wednesday for at least 900 of the almost 2,000 people stranded overnight on the N118 highway southeast of Paris, prompting anger from drivers who said the route should have been closed to traffic sooner.

Some 230 people had to sleep at Orly airport south of Paris, while passengers arriving in the capital were greeted with delayed trains to the city centre and few taxis willing to courageous the roads.

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Delpuech said 3,790 trucks were stopped, a move that contributed to decongesting roads.

Thousands of emergency accommodation spaces will be opened to shelter homeless people, the country's territorial cohesion ministry said.

Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said authorities had worked to prevent travel chaos as much as possible but that grit on roads was not effective with heavy dumpings of snow.

Up to 100 motorists were forced to spend the night in their cars after refusing to leave when the snow brought traffic to a halt. Hundreds were also sheltered at train stations and airports. In all, around 1,500 people had to be sheltered between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning (local time).

Ten French departments remained on orange alert over the unsafe weather conditions and ice on the roads by Wednesday afternoon, and school buses in several regions were halted.

"I tried to get into Paris by train".

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