Paris airport terminal evacuated because of snow on roof
December 24th, 2010
08:22 AM ET

Paris airport terminal evacuated because of snow on roof

Part of the main Paris airport was evacuated Friday due to the accumulation of snow on the roof, French state radio reported.

Passengers were moved from Terminal 2E to other parts of Charles de Gaulle airport.

Part of the roof of that terminal collapsed in 2004, shortly after the state-of-the-art building was inaugurated. Four people were killed, media reports at the time said.

About a foot of snow had fallen on the roof Friday by the time authorities decided to close the terminal, French media reports said. Authorities were working to clear it and reopen the terminal. French authorities earlier Friday asked airlines to cancel half their flights to and from the airport because de-icing fluid is running low, they said.

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  1. Micheline

    The Planet is not happy, and I fear in the coming years, the weather is going to get worst and worst, we abuse the planet because of greed, and there is a price that we have to pay... is going to get worst all around

    December 24, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      The Planet....is a rock.... " it's not happy " ....... You are about as gifted as a rock.

      December 24, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. vincentvega

    Worst and worst?? Wow, with great grammar like that you deserve to rule this wonderfulest planet.

    December 24, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      Wow. Merry Christmas to you, Dick.

      December 24, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sidewinder

    It's the point she's making here.

    It's not lost on me.

    December 24, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. dant

    Thats very bad and i pray GOD will control the snow and give us good weather

    December 24, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Redbull72

    Ice age is coming like the earth's own air conditioner. We think the earth is aware of our existence but it's not so it will heal itself and not ask if it will mess up our day. Ho ho ho Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dan

    That globla warming ...... is rough..... give Al Gore another trophy and more money...

    December 24, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. ELH

    Gullible warming is at it again. Here in frozen Minneapolis we have the second snowiest and fourth coldest December on record. "Please, sir I don't want more."

    I really am ready for some global warming

    December 24, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Global warming doesn't mean that it will not snow. It just means there are going to be very extreme weather patters. Educate yourself before you blab at the mouth.

      December 24, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. funnyBone

    too funny vega – Hello – in the winter it snows !! – plus is just France, who cares. 🙂

    it's gone from Badst to worst and worst

    December 24, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Shecky

    Soon it will get worster and worster.

    December 24, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fast Fred

    I think it's getting worster and worster.

    December 24, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Fast Fred

    Happy Holidays everyone....let it snow....let it snow.......let it snoooow.

    December 24, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. ThomasD

    I tend to side with Micheline. Er, whatever. And, 'state of the art?'

    December 24, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. US101

    Thanks Dan, you've just hit a major point here. A majority of Americans lack the most basic understanding of anything that is going on outside their borders, let alone any scientific curiosity. America needs a serious makeover of its core education principles and get its priorities straight. I guess keeping the masses limited both culturally and intellectually has its advantages for the corporate and political elite... What a shame that everyone else worldwide has to suffer the consequences. Wake up America before it is too late!

    December 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      Good ol Dan is write, it just means that the snow is warmer now. LOL! Really US101, the earth doesn't even know we're here(except for cow burps), it's all them other round things like the sun, astroids and the moon that you should keep an eye on. Yea buddy those other countries are suffering alright, with our jobs. The rest of the world has done pretty good off the backs and minds of the American people. You are right about one thing, we need to wake up and put US first and the rest of the world LAST! Merry Christmas, sorry, I mean Happy Holidays!

      December 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chucky

    Too late all of you, from a Northern European. Your heads are all buried in the sand (snow) in your "little State" country.
    Pity you don't have a clue of what is going on in the rest of the planet. About all you are good for is wasting away the worlds resources, mostly by belching gas like this.
    Had it occured to any of you that, perhaps English is Micheline's second language ! and he does a better job than any of you in translating since less than 1 percent of native Americans speak a second language.
    Ignorance is bliss in America, only in America.

    December 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. NuOrlns

    I hate the snow. It's the worctest of the worcest. LOL go SAINTS!

    December 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
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