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Paris shuts down metro line; Louvre might follow as river seine rises

REUTERS
Published Jun 2, 2016, 6:50 pm IST
Updated Jun 2, 2016, 6:50 pm IST
The RER C suburban metro line will be closed within Paris from 4 p.m. (1400 GMT), the SNCF rail operator said on Twitter.
Ducks swim on the overflowing embankments of Paris. Paris City Hall closed roads along the shore of the Seine from the southwest edge of the city to the neighborhood around the Eiffel Tower as the water level has risen 4.3 meters. (Photo: AP)
 Ducks swim on the overflowing embankments of Paris. Paris City Hall closed roads along the shore of the Seine from the southwest edge of the city to the neighborhood around the Eiffel Tower as the water level has risen 4.3 meters. (Photo: AP)

Paris: Paris prepared to close an underground metro line as water levels in the river Seine kept rising, and staff at the Louvre museum were told the venue was likely to close too.

The RER C suburban metro line will be closed within Paris from 4 p.m. (1400 GMT), the SNCF rail operator said on Twitter.

 

"It is highly likely that we will have to shut the museum and ask for volunteers' help this afternoon," Louvre museum chief Jean-Luc Martinez told employees in an internal email seen by Reuters.

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