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Holiday Weather Makes Guest Appearance at Paris Airport

Posted: Dec. 10th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

Travelers attempting to make their way from Paris' Charles De Gaulle and Roissy airports got their first taste of this holiday seasons weather as a snowstorm caused series delays in both airports. Responding swiftly to the sudden storm despite a poor performance last year, airport workers were able to get flights in the air with only a few hours of delay.

Flights from Paris’s Charles De Gaulle and Roissy airports were running an hour late on average, following the first serious nationwide snowfall of the year in France. A skier died on Thursday afternoon after being caught in an avalanche in the Alps.

Snow fell across France on Thursday night and Friday morning, moving east across the country.

Thirty-seven departments were put on alert but by midday 1è had been given the all-clear.

Teams were set to work clearing the Paris airports’ runways overnight and officials promised that they were better prepared than in 2011, when thousands of passengers were left stranded and the handling of the disruption was widely criticised.

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