On monday december 11th 2017, storm winds swept the Rillé area and caused some damages.
La région connaît régulièrement des périodes venteuses mais cela se limité généralement à quelques branches tombées sur la voie. Cette fois, il y a eu beaucoup de bois sur la voie, mais aussi des dégâts sur les bâtiments et équipements.
The area regularly has windy periods but it is generally limited to some tree branches fallen on the track. This time, there were a lot of wood on the track but also some damages on buildings and equipments.
On the roundhouse, several roof tiles have been displaced, it is the first time so many are dislodged. It is true that they are not attached and the wind can get under, but there never has been such damage in ten years.
More impressive is the information panel of the station, lying down with its concrete sealings ripped off the ground. Yes, the soil is not very compact and the sealings not specially deep, but they seemed to hold pretty well. The place is rather under the forest and one could believe in a kind on protection. Well visibly the wind was really stronger this time.
|Photos: Jean David|
Le matériel roulant n'a heureusement pas été touché, ni aucune infrastructure importante, c'est quand même un avertissement sur notre vulnérabilité face au climat.
Le chantier du mardi a été consacré à l'inspection des lieux et au dégagement des voies.
The rolling stock is fortunately unharmed, as the other important infrastructures, it is a warning about our vulnerability to the climate though.
The tuesday works were dedicated to inspection and clearing the tracks.