The Government announced that there will be further work carried out on the hot water supply at the Jardins d’Appoline complex, from Tuesday, December 12, at 10 pm until Wednesday at 5 am, and again from Wednesday night until Thursday morning, at the same times.
Cold water will be accessible as usual but hot water will not be available during these periods, and the hot water taps should not be used.
Residents have also been warned to run the hot water for a minute after the service has resumed to get rid of discolouration, although it is possible that some discolouration will last longer.
Most importantly, when the hot water is back in service it will be at a higher temperature initially, at about 55 degrees. Users are advised to open the hot water supply slowly at first, in order to avoid the danger of burns. All this necessary information and precautions should be passed on to children in the household.
The Government service responsible for the repairs has apologised for the inconvenience.
Air traffic at Nice-Côte d’Azur airport has been shut down due to poor weather conditions across the Riviera on Monday. (A major snowfall across the UK has also seen affected flights out of London.)
All flights have been cancelled until 6 am Tuesday. For further information, passengers should call the airline directly or contact the airport on 0820 423 333 (€0.12/minute). Alternatively, keep up-to-date with real-time flight status on the airport's website.
Météo-France had placed the Alpes-Maritimes department on orange alert for Monday, warning of heavy rainfalls, floods, risk of avalanches and crashing waves, with swells of up to 4 metres, that could close seaside roads.
Up to 250mm of rain was expected in the Grasse region, with at least 80mm to 120mm of precipitation accumulating along the Coast. Wind gusts of up to 70 km/h should continue until evening, and thunderstorms are forecasted to hit around 4 pm.
The RM 6098 sea road at Cagnes-sur-Mer was closed, as well as the Promenade Reine Astrid (RD 6327) in Menton. Access to Isola via the RM 97 was also closed.
The Prefecture of the Alpes-Martimes advised people to stay indoors and especially avoid the sea and sea roads altogether.
Christmas markets and other outdoor activities had been cancelled Monday.
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Government Services have started the first phase of a clean-up operation on the cliff faces of the Rock. The objective is to rid them of certain invasive plant species, preserve heritage species and limit the risk of falling rocks above the Port of Fontvieille.
With the aim of preserving local biodiversity, operators store invasive plants and dangerous stones in large white bags hanging on the cliff. To facilitate their work in the field, species identification sheets are available.
To define the areas with a conservation issue, an inventory of the area produced an exhaustive list of alien species and species of heritage interest. Training on good plant management practices was also organised for those taking part.
This clean-up operation will take place in three phases that will follow each other during the winter. The entire programme will be completed by the end of 2019 by cleaning the areas below the Oceanographic Museum and will conclude with a monitoring of the eradication of invasive alien plant species on these sites.