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Fog and smog swallow up the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Monday, Nov.2, 2015. Paris authorities have put in place measures to limit traffic after high levels of pollution in the French capital. France is proposing the automatic updating of countries' emissions targets in a climate deal to be thrashed out at a U.N. conference in Paris beginning later this month. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Paris made public transportation free for two days to cope with emergency pollution levels


Paris made all public transit free for a second day this week to combat serious air pollution.

Paris is suffering from the city's worst spike in air pollution, according to the agency that measures pollution levels.

A combination of emissions from vehicles and from domestic wood fires, combined with windless conditions, are to blame for the smog. The city has taken temporary measures to lessen vehicle emissions, such as allowing only cars with odd-numbered license plates to use the road.

More than 1,700 motorists were fined for violations on Tuesday, reports the Independent.

Paris is going on its second day of free transportation.

In the meantime, Parisians are getting around via on public transportation -- free of cost.

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