This Tuesday Paris experienced a huge snow storm and is now veiled in a rare coat of snow, temporarily transforming the city into a beautiful winter wonderland for a dreamy experience. This week’s show was one of the heaviest to fall on the city in decades. The measurement of layer found was six inches, which is believed to be the largest snow accumulation in Paris since 1987, according to The Local France.
The city's government asked it’s people to leave their cars at home, but still, about 2,000 people were left behind on a highway outside of Paris this Tuesday evening. The snowfall was dense enough to jeopardize Paris’s public transportation system. High-speed trains and metro subway trains were operating with speed checks and with many delays."We anticipated it, but we don't have the necessary means to deal with it when 3 centimeters of snow is falling every hour," stated France's transport minister Elisabeth Borne.
But some Parisians took complete advantage of this rare occasion. Instead of sitting inside their bus or train, some took out their snowboards or skis and shredded down the hills in Montmartre or in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Others enjoyed building tiny snowmen from the powder that had collected on the sidewalks.
The last major snowfall that happened to have affected and made delays in Paris was in the year 2013. And before that, the previous was in 2010. "We are not going to adapt our infrastructure for an exceptional moment which occurs every 4 or 5 years," government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux said.
And, it’s seen that if all else fails, perhaps skiing around the beautiful city will catch on as an alternative form of transportation.
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