Snow plough on the road to the Les Saisies ski resort in Savoie
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French Alps snow: Thousands stranded in traffic gridlock

Up to 15,000 motorists are understood to be stranded in heavy snow in the French Alps.

Travellers are reporting gridlock on the roads and miles of tailbacks, forcing some to abandon their cars and seek emergency shelter.

Writer and journalist Rachel Johnson, who is stuck in the snow, described conditions to BBC News.

  • 27 Dec 2014