Priceless works head for the high ground

In case you hadn’t heard, heavy rains over Paris have caused the famous Seine river to swell, with water levels rising to over 19 feet. The rains caused the river to burst over its banks, flooding streets and causing transportation disruptions as a result. In response, the iconic Louvre art museum, which is located directly adjacent to the Seine, was forced to close its lower level. Additionally, the museum decided to move some of its endangered pieces to a safer location, and TopSpeed managed to capture the convoy en route.

The video is only 25 seconds in length, but shows several trucks making their way through the streets of Paris with a police escort in tow. It’s not known exactly where the trucks were headed as of this writing. Luckily, the latest reports indicate that the flood waters are slowly receding in the City of Lights.

This is the second time the Seine has flooded Paris in just a few years. In June of 2016, water levels peaked at 6.1 meters (roughly 20 feet), forcing the riverside museums to move art out of their basements.


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