According to the Ouest-France outlet, a young man, 21, was killed by a fallen tree at a ski station in the department of Haute-Savoie in the southwest of France.
Four people, out of the 15 who suffered injuries in the storm, were seriously wounded.
Suite au passage de la tempête #Eleanor, les équipes @SNCFReseau, mobilisées depuis cette nuit, interviennent dans tous les départements concernés par les intempéries.⁰Info trafic sur les comptes et canaux d’information officiels #SNCF. pic.twitter.com/PFb6Wgpxiq— SNCF Réseau (@SNCFReseau) 3 января 2018 г.
According to the outlet, 110,000 households were without power as of 15:30 GMT, while EDF energy company counted as many as 225,000 clients affected by the storm at its worst.
— Infos Françaises (@InfosFrancaises) 3 января 2018 г.
Meanwhile, French Ministry of the Interior reported that the number of people affected by the foul weather has risen to 26.
"As for people, one skier was killed in Haute-Savoie, four people were seriously injured and 22 were lightly injured," the ministry said.
The ministry added that heavy snowfall was to be expected in the Alps as well as a heightened risk of avalanches. French officials also warned about the risk of floods in the valley of the Seine river.
In addition, the Eiffel tower in Paris was closed to visitors for some time during the day, but re-opened in the afternoon.