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Heavy Snow Strands Train Passengers in Southern France

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PARIS -- Local media reported on Monday that about one hundred passengers on board a train from Spain to France have been stranded in southern France following a heavy snowfall.

The local prefect said that the stuck passengers would spend the night on the train at the station in the southwest town of Cerbere, until the weather improves as roads to better accommodations were likewise blocked by snow.

Moreover, traffic between Perpignan and Narbonne, two cities in southern France, have been suspended as of 2 p.m. Monday, as the snowfall in the area reportedly reached 40 centimeters.

The cold snap prevailing over northeast Spain and southwest France has brought heavy snow, and the resulting traffic suspension on roads and railway services has affected thousands of people on the borders of the two nations.

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