Snow shuts Eiffel Tower, Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

Heavy snow shut Paris Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport on Wednesday and forced the operators of the Eiffel Tower to close the landmark tourist attraction, officials said.

Updated: Dec 08, 2010, 23:08 PM IST

Paris: Heavy snow shut Paris Charles de
Gaulle-Roissy airport on Wednesday and forced the operators of the
Eiffel Tower to close the landmark tourist attraction,
officials said.

The airport was to remain shut until at least 1600 GMT
while workers tried to clear the runways of the heavy snow
that began falling around midday, airport officials said.

One in five flights at the air hub had already been
cancelled at the request of France`s civil aviation authority
(DGAC) due to the poor weather forecast.

PTI