Snow and record traffic hits Paris, France
More than four inches of snow fell in Paris, France Wednesday, the heaviest single-day snow there since 1987.
The snow also severely disrupted traffic and shut down bus service. CNN reported: "The resulting traffic jams set a new record. According to the National Center for Highway Information, snarled traffic lined 420 kilometers of roadways around the capital."
See this video of the snow (h/t Paul Douglas):
The Huffington Post has a striking gallery of snow photos from Paris.
The Parisian snow is the latest extreme winter weather event to impact Europe. As we reported last week, London has also experienced unusually cold and snowy weather.
Check out the satellite image below from NASA showing the snow cover over the United Kingdom. It has melted in London, but remains to the north.
| December 10, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
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