Strong winds hit the Eiffel Tower in northern France and disrupted the top tourist reception

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 Strong winds hit the Eiffel Tower in northern France and disrupted the top tourist reception


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Overseas Network Paris, March 4, due to strong wind weather, the French capital Pariss landmark tourist attraction Eiffel Tower stopped visiting the top of the tower on March 4. The maximum instantaneous wind speed recorded at the top of the Eiffel Tower is 127 kilometers per hour.

Since the night of the 3rd, Storm Freya has hit Paris. A storm orange warning was sounded in 44 provinces in northern France, including the island of France (Paris). For safety reasons, a number of Paris tourist attractions and public places such as the Eiffel Tower were temporarily closed.

According to French BFMTV, the top of the 324-metre Eiffel Tower is expected to usher in stronger wind. At present, visitors can still visit the first and second floors of the Eiffel Tower, but the third floors have been closed to thank visitors, visitors who have booked tickets in advance can get refunds.

Due to the transit of Storm Freya, the average ground gust speed in Paris reaches 100 km per hour, and it will peak in the afternoon of the 4th day. Paris also closed its parks, gardens and cemeteries in response to strong winds. Paris City Police also issued a notice to remind citizens of road safety.

Paris suburban railways were temporarily interrupted on the morning of April 4 due to windy trees blocking the tracks. Strong wind also causes local line power failure, seriously affecting the operation of rail transit. Some lines have also taken deceleration measures to cope with bad weather.

Heavy storms hit northern France on April 4. As of 10.30 a.m., a total of 7,000 households in Loire had been cut off by the storm. Hundreds of technicians were sent by the local electric power department to repair the power failure caused by the fallen trees and wires.

Affected by bad weather, Nante, Strasbourg and other cities also took measures to close public places such as city playgrounds, parks and cemeteries on the same day, waiting for the storm warning to be lifted before reopening.

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Yang Yi_NBJ10647