PARIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Heavy snow in Paris Wednesday forced the closure of the city's main airport to travelers and the Eiffel Tower to tourists, police said.
Radio France Internationale reported all incoming and outgoing planes were grounded at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and flights from Paris Orly International Airport were delayed for at least 90 minutes.
Most of the city's buses had stopped running and auto traffic was clogged by the heaviest snowfall Parisians have experienced in years, RFI said. Drivers were being warned to exercise "extreme caution" if they dared go out in the snowy and icy conditions.
Paris wasn't alone, as about 27 regions of the country were under an orange alert due to snow, ice and cold, RFI said.