French snow leaves 0.3m residents without power

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Heavy snowfall across a large swath of southeast France has left one person dead and cut power to some 300,000 homes, with icy conditions snarling train and road traffic Friday.
A 63-year-old man was killed Thursday evening in the Isere department after a snow-laden tree fell on him while he was trying to clear away another downed tree, local officials said.
Grid operator Enedis said 300,000 homes were without electricity Friday, mainly in the Drome, Ardeche, Isere and Rhone departments, which include cities of Lyon and Grenoble, a spokesman told BFM television. ‘It’s an exceptional situation because snow is heavily concentrated.—APP

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