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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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March 13 2013 4 13 /03 /March /2013 12:37

alerte rouge500926Well, the weather predictions over the weekend proved to be true and 60cm (about 2 feet) of snow fell in 24 hours.  What a mess it turned out to be.  Météo-France used the color red to denote extreme snow and sleet for the first time in its history.  And, of course, it had to be in Normandy.  Nearly 60,000 people lost electricity, hundreds of cars were stranded on the highways, trains stopped running and ferries were unable to moor due to the 80km per hour winds.  One of the worst stories I heard involved people stranded on a train near Caen with filthy toilets and nowhere to go.  What an uncomfortable and smelly situation it must have been for those passengers !  At its height, I had to sweep the heavy, wet snow from the roof to keep it from caving in.  Yesterday morning, I spent some time walking around town taking some photos of Querqueville under the snow.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8550327309_cd083a7bfe_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8551426810_535d6a8ed4_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8551426548_044d7058cc_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8551424328_f00b2f0bb8_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8551423258_37885b2087_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8551419850_f6fa7b63fd_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8551418738_6a9ebc5ac3_b.jpg

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