A picture taken on March 12, 2013 shows snow-covered tracks near the Saint Lazare railway station in Paris. More than 68,000 homes were without electricity in France and hundreds of people were trapped in their cars. Twenty-six regions in northwest and northern France were put on orange alert because of heavy snowfalls, which Meteo France said were "remarkable for the season because of the expected quantity and length of time". AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)