Snow disrupts traffic in southern France

France’s southern city of Montpellier woke up to a blanket of snow on Thursday morning. As heavy snowstorms lash France’s southern Hérault department, snowploughs are deployed to clear the roads and free paralysed traffic. IMAGES

Around 2,000 cars stranded in snow in southern France

After heavy snowstorms lash France’s southern Hérault department, nearly 2,000 cars are blocked on the motorway near the city of Montpellier. IMAGES from A9 motorway