SNCF And Bus Services Stop From Monaco As Storm Warnings Intensify Friday

SNCF And Bus Services Stop From Monaco As Storm Warnings Intensify Friday

Photo: Nancy Heslin

UPDATE: Nice-Côte-d'Azur airport is operating normally Saturday morning after closing last night due to deteriorating weather conditions. SNCF trains will resume from midday, while bus lines have already resumed service.

Nice-Côte-d’Azur airport shut down at 9 p.m. France's second busiest airport had warned travelers to expect delays Friday and to contact airlines directly for information. As of 11:30 a.m. arrivals and departures out of T2 were slightly delayed but otherwise the airport is operating as normal.

Due to storms moving across the Alpes-Maritimes, SNCF has announced a suspension of train service until Saturday morning.The last Monaco-Nice train leaves at 11:56 a.m. The ZOU 100 Nice-Monaco bus will stop running at 2 p.m.  

Earlier this morning, the Monaco government issued an updated weather alert as Météo France upgraded the department’s storm risk from yellow to red. Flood warnings are in effect in the region until tomorrow evening, with wind gusts of up to 72 km/h.

The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes has issued a press release this morning “expressly asking” residents of the department “to stay safe” at home and "not to take (their) vehicle, except if absolutely necessary.”

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