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France: River Seine floods in Paris, set to continue rising02:01

France: River Seine floods in Paris, set to continue rising

France, Paris
January 23, 2018 at 16:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

The River Seine flooded in Paris on Tuesday, following days of rainfall further upstream. The river has now reached nearly four metres (13.12ft) above its normal water mark. The flood has caused major disturbances for the roads and tunnels that run near the river, resulting in a partial shut-down of the Paris Regional C train (RER C) line. In addition, all river traffic, including cruise boats, has been suspended since the raised water levels means they are unable to pass beneath the bridges.The river is not expected to reach the record level of 8.62 metres (28.28ft) set in the famous flood of 1910.

France: River Seine floods in Paris, set to continue rising02:01
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The River Seine flooded in Paris on Tuesday, following days of rainfall further upstream. The river has now reached nearly four metres (13.12ft) above its normal water mark. The flood has caused major disturbances for the roads and tunnels that run near the river, resulting in a partial shut-down of the Paris Regional C train (RER C) line. In addition, all river traffic, including cruise boats, has been suspended since the raised water levels means they are unable to pass beneath the bridges.The river is not expected to reach the record level of 8.62 metres (28.28ft) set in the famous flood of 1910.

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