December 08, 2016
It’s Hard To Drive In Paris During A Wave Of Blinding Pollution
You would think with all the office-swapping going on in France’s government this week, there would be a few celebrations in the street. But it’s hard to get anywhere with blinding smog and a partial ban on driving. The ban on cars in Paris continues due to extreme smog and what experts are calling the longest most intense spike in pollution for at least 10 years. On Tuesday, Paris banned vehicles with odd-number license plates and then banned even-number plates the following day. This style of alternate-day vehicle bans is rarely used and has never been implemented on two consecutive days. But then again, when the Eiffel Tower disappears into a grey horizon, you have to get creative. The spike in visible pollution is expected to continue for at least another day or two.
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