The aftermath of Thursday's major falls are still visible in Dram, Ardesh, Iser and Rhонаne. At 17:15, Enedis still had 245,000 homes without electricity.
Enedis teams are at work. They have already restored electricity to 85,000 homes in the Rh -ne-Alpes. Double the number of technicians in intervention, the company assures, they are 2,000 at work. Five helicopters have been mobilized. 650 generators have been installed pending repairs.
Time-consuming repairs are recognized by the electrician. "Until the roads open, we can't do anything," the company said. So, what makes the interventions especially difficult is that this sticky snow has fallen since Thursday afternoon. Snow that collects and sometimes damages cables.
In addition to this phenomenon, there are also torn trees hitting electric poles. It will take several days for power to be restored across the country.
What time is it expected for this weekend?
The weather will be disrupted on Saturday in a large south-west quarter and in the far south-east, Meteo-France forecasts. During the day, a rainy return will affect the great western half. The rains will weaken over the northwest during the afternoon, but the skies will remain cloudy, and sometimes rained.
Bad weather with moderate rain will gradually focus on the south-western quarter and especially between Aquitaine and the Pyrenees where thunderstorms are possible. Northwestern storms can reach 70/80 km per hour on the base coast.
There will be snow on the western part of the Central Massif and the limousine heights, in the morning, from 400/500 m, 600/800 m east of the Central Massif. In the Pyrenees the snow limit will be around 900 / 1,000 m.
In the east of the country, between the north-east, the Rhонаne Valley and around the Gulf of Lion, after the breakup of the gray and morning frosts, the day will be changing.
On the other hand, showers will remain between the Alps and Corsica, locally turbulent offshore, and become more frequent and active on the island of beauty in the evenings. Strong north / northeast winds will also affect the capes. It is snowing weakly at about 800 m in the Alps.
Minimum temperatures will range between 0 and 5 degrees in general, with minor frosts of about 0 / -2 from the north-east to the Central and Rhонаne-Alpes range and from 7 to 10 degrees between Provence and Corsica. The maximum, always below seasonal values, will reach 6 to 10 degrees from east to west, 11/12 on the ocean front and 11 to 15 degrees near the Mediterranean.