According to the French weather agency Meteo France, 56 French departments, including the Paris Region, remain under "orange alert," meaning that people should remain vigilant since dangerous weather conditions may impact significantly on the affected areas.
"Due to weather conditions and the risk of ice rains, the police prefecture recommends avoiding the use of personal vehicles and giving preference to public transport," the prefecture wrote on its Twitter page.
⚠️#Rappel ⚠️ #VigilanceOrange #NeigeVerglas en #IDF générant des risques sérieux de sécurité routière et des perturbations de trafic. Soyez prudents et consultez nos recommandations pour la nuit de mercredi à jeudi: https://t.co/9uLmvWLAa4 pic.twitter.com/e2EXUs1LE5— Préfecture de police (@prefpolice) February 28, 2018
[#Neige #Verglas] ⚠️#VigilanceOrange en #IDF ❄: en raison des conditions climatiques et des risques de pluies verglaçantes, évitez l'utilisation de vos véhicules et privilégiez les transports en commun ce jeudi matin!— Préfet d'Île-de-France, préfet de Paris (@Prefet75_IDF) March 1, 2018
🚗 Suivez l'évolution du trafic: https://t.co/b861lSRz2h pic.twitter.com/nejIxlFVep
For its part, RATP, the Paris public transport operator, informed that due to snowfalls the traffic of several bus lines had been disrupted. The bus lines Orlybus and Roissybus, which transport passengers to the main Paris airports, Orly and Charles de Gaulle, are not functioning, RATP added.
⚠ Nouvel épisode neigeux ❄— Pompiers de Paris (@PompiersParis) February 8, 2018
Piétons, soyez prudents lors de vos déplacements. Suivez nos conseils. 🚶♂ pic.twitter.com/DZ2iIU5KKF
— Aoi Neko (@Aoi_Neko78) March 1, 2018
On Wednesday, France has reached its peak in electricity consumption due to low temperatures and requested for thousands of kilowatts from its neighbors Belgium, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.