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Here comes the snow: 50 departments in France placed on alert

Much of France is getting its first taste of winter this week, with 50 departments placed on alert for snow and ice.

Snow and ice is expected to hit much of France, with national weather agency Meteo France placing 50 departments on yellow alert - the third highest warning level.

The departments, including nine in Brittany, Normandy and the Pays de la Loire were placed on yellow alert -- the third highest warning which advises people to be careful and stay up-to-date with the situation -- at 6am on Wednesday morning.

Drivers are warned to be particularly vigilant.

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