Storm "Gloria" hit the south of France

Storm "Gloria" hit the south of France
Storm "Gloria" hit the south of France

Storm Gloria hit southern France, disrupting traffic and causing power outages, The Connexion reported.

A storm, accompanied by heavy rains, snowfalls and powerful winds, covered the Department of the Eastern Pyrenees of the Occitania region on Monday, January 20. The wind speed reached 110 km / h. Due to bad weather, many key roads were closed, and the work of railway transport was disrupted.

Local meteorologists said Gloria is the worst winter storm in the region since 1982.

As a result of inclement weather, 1, 2 thousand people were without electricity.

The Meteorological Service "Meteo France" announced an "orange alert" in the region, warning of intense precipitation - up to 200 mm, snowfalls at high altitudes, which can bring up to 1.5 m of snow, as well as the threat of floods and avalanches.

All emergency services were put on a tight schedule.