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France to freeze after storm kills one, cuts power to thousands

France is set to freeze next week, with temperatures between -5°C and -10°C in some areas, following snow and high winds that cost one woman's life and saw thousands without electricity.

A snow alert in the north and east was lifted on Saturday morning, except for in the Vosges and Jura mountains and the strong winds that have swept much of the country subsided.

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Power cut provokes Channel Tunnel rail chaos

Thousands of Eurostar and Le Shuttle passengers were hit by severe delays on Tuesday afternoon after a power cut halted rail traffic in both directions through the Channel Tunnel.

The Channel Tunnel was closed to rail traffic around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon as a power cut in the tunnel caused long delays for passengers.

"Our trains are currently delayed because of overhead power supply problems in the Eurotunnel," the company wrote on its website.  

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