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Snow and ice are estimated in the Lyon region and in Rhône

The snow episode is expected on the night of Monday 19 to Tuesday November 20 in the plains in eastern France. The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region should not be spared.

Lyon: Snow cleaning operations begin at 1 a.m.

Cold settled in France at the end of the weekend with winter temperatures, comparable to January. The snow episode is also expected: the situation must deteriorate from Monday, afternoon. At the Rhone and Lyon region, snowfall is estimated at between 19 and 20 hours, and must continue until 6 am Tuesday morning according to Météo France.

Snow, which will appear at the end of the day, can cause Lyon to slightly paler. "At 2-3 in the morning, snowfall will become more important and must reach the entire Lyon agglomeration. Will snowfall everywhere, even in the plains and accumulation will vary between several traces up to 2 cm in Lyon and 5 to 8 cm the height corresponds to the sidewalk temperature, " shows the Métropole de Lyon.

Because of the announced snowfall, Metropolis indicated through a communiqué to have "program the winter survival device from 1am tomorrow. " Difficult traffic is expected to be on the road as early as 6 am on Tuesday. The start of the salting operation will take place at 1 am and Metropolis intends to rent 29 vehicles on the ground from then.
"To facilitate the work of the snow removal team, users are invited to give them priority but also to delay travel by car and of course, to provide adequate equipment (snow tires, chains)", show Metropolis.

Snowstorms and ice: caution

In the first part of the night, the air mass will cool and small snow is expected to reach the plains in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, from Franche-Comté to Burgundy and the Paris region at night. At the end of the night, we will find snowfall from the north of the Rhone Valley to the Paris region. A few centimeters are expected from the regions of Lyon, Burgundy and Franche-Comté. At midday, this snow only concerns the Normandy hills.

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