Louvre Museum shuts down lower level due to rising river Seine


Following weeks of heavy rain in Paris, the River Seine continues to rise. According to the latest official weather bulletin, the water level is expected to reach 20 feet by Saturday, which is 13 feet higher than its normal height.

The flood is starting to affect the Louvre Museum, located next to the river Seine. France's most visited museum closed the lower level of the Department of Islamic Arts on Wednesday until Jan. 28.

The rise of the water level is also causing disruption to the city's transportation system. Seven metro stations alongside the Seine have been shut down and will remain closed until Jan. 31.

Paris police advised tourists and locals to be extremely vigilant and stay away from the river as it continues to rise.