After drying out from near-record rainfall that swamped Paris last month, the French capital awoke this morning to a white blanket of snowfall thick enough to shut down the famed Eiffel Tower.
Around 5 inches of snow has fallen there in the past 24 hours, according to French official weather service Meteo France.
The Eiffel tower closed Tuesday because of “weather conditions” and is expected to remain closed today, according to its official Twitter account.
The Eiffel Tower closes from time to time because of strong wind gusts, for instance, but remained open during last month’s flooding.
Bus services in the French capital were suspended Tuesday night and remained halted this morning, according to Paris police. Transport authorities hoped to get the buses back up and running throughout the day. The Paris metro and tramway systems, however, are functioning normally, police said.
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