Two solid days of heavy snow have been too much for even the ski resorts in the Pyrenees area of southern France.

Slopes at Artouste, La Pierre Saint Martin and Gourette were closed, and any tourists there were unable to get out as traffic access to the areas was shut off. The A64 highway between Toulouse and Bayonne was closed due to heavy snow falls.

One and a half metres of snow fell on the peaks of the Pyrenees over the weekend. Blizzards have continued, blanketing the area in even more snow.

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A man digs his car out of deep snow at a ski resort in Saint-Lary-Soulan, in the Pyrenees, south-western FranceLaurend Dard/AFP
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Children play in the snow while people try to dig their cars outLaurend Dard/AFP
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A person walks near a car covered in snow near Saint-Lary-SoulanPascal Pavani/AFP
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A snow-covered house is seen in a wintry landscape near Saint-Lary-SoulanPascal Pavani/AFP
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A sign warning that the Peyresourde pass is closed is covered in snow near Saint-Lary-SoulanPascal Pavani/AFP
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Lorry drivers wait at the Lannemezan road toll gates near Saint-Lary-Soulan after authorities banned traffic on the A64 highway between Toulouse and Bayonne due to heavy snowPascal Pavani/AFP

Flurries of snow pictures deluged Twitter using the hashtag #ApocalypseSnowNPY. We recirculate some of the best ones here: