Park benches or ski chairs? Parisians dodge snowy mayhem with slalom fun (VIDEO)
Huge traffic jams and curtailed train services have afflicted the city, which has been put on a snow and black ice warning until late Wednesday. Even the Eiffel Tower has shut down until further notice.
En ce moment || La perturbation neigeuse commence à se désactiver. Encore quelques chutes de neige attendues sur le bassin parisien et la Normandie. #VigilanceOrange toujours en cours, restez informés ▶️ https://t.co/KA0Ij27Eeapic.twitter.com/Zz5VjsjeNs— VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) February 7, 2018
Never ones to waste a good snowfall however, avid skiers and snowboarders were spotted utilizing the post-blizzard landscape at Montmartre, a steep hill some 130 meters (430ft) high in northern Paris.
Skiers turned the large hill into an slalom obstacle course by zig-zagging through, and over, park benches.
City officials have been accused of being unprepared for the intense snowfall, with a lack of salt and snow ploughs blamed for gridlock spanning more than 430 miles, reports France 24.
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