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PARIS WITHOUT MUSEUMS BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY SNOWFALL

Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed for the next two days because of the falling snow in the capital, which will also keep closed other major monuments of the city today, such as the Arc de Triomphe or Notre-Dame Cathedral.

 

In addition, other places of interest such as the Conciergerie and the Sainte-Chapelle, both in the central island of La Cité, will close their doors sooner than usual for the same reason, according to the National Centre for Monuments (CMN).

The exploiting society of the Eiffel Tower made this decision because the amount of snow accumulated, frozen by the low temperatures, made their stairs “impracticable”, they explained in a statement.

This tower and the Arc de Triomphe were forced to close last Tuesday due to the snowfall that fell in Paris, the largest in 30 years.

It is not the first time that Eiffel Tower has been closed for several days, since in December 2016 it closed for five days due to a strike by its workers due to discrepancies with the management.

The meteorological services from Météo France announce below-zero temperatures in Paris today and the Île de France region, to which the capital belongs, remains on alert for the snow risk.

Buses in the city today continue to have problems to circulate and two tram lines remain closed, while the subway and commuter trains are already operating normally.

The circulation on the national highway 118 has not yet been reopened, where on Tuesday night close to 2,000 drivers remained blocked in a major traffic jam and the authorities recommended avoiding traffic on the roads as much as possible. (February 9, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)

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Question 1
En la noticia se dice que…
A
todos los museos de París estarán abiertos a pesar de las nevadas.
B
no se podrán visitar unos museos y lugares emblemáticos de París.
C
es posible que algún museo parisino cierre a causa de la nieve.
Question 2
Según el texto…
A
se ha registrado una de las mayores nevadas en la historia de París.
B
es normal que nieve de esa forma en París.
C
a penas ha nevado en la capital francesa.
Question 3
La Conciergerie y la Sainte-Chapelle…
A
cerrarán antes de lo habitual.
B
estarán cerradas durante varios días.
C
mantendrán su horario de visitas.
Question 4
Por primera vez, la Torre Eiffel estará cerrada al público.
A
Es mentira.
B
No se sabe.
C
Es verdad.
Question 5
Según el texto, la nevada ha causado problemas en el transporte.
A
¡Imposible saberlo!
B
Para nada.
C
Así es.
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