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    Cold snap hits France with first signs of winter

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    "C'est l'hiver avant l'heure;" or 'it is winter before it should be', was one local person's reaction to heavy snow falls which have hit eastern parts of France.

    The cold snap brought power cuts with up to 50,000 households in the Isere region in the Alps deprived of electricity.