Southern Greek Towns Still Off Bounds After Snowfall

    Most roads in Attica were restored resuming normal traffic on Friday, with exceptions around Mt. Penteli north of Athens and towns of western Attica that remained off bounds, while towns in southern Greece call for snow chains.

    The still inaccessible road networks in Attica include sections of the Mt. Penteli peripheral road and those in the Alepochori-Vilia, Psatha and Porto Germeno areas, while cars need snow chains to travel around the Oenoe, northwest of Athens, area.

    High-elevation towns in Arcadia and the Corinth prefectures in the Peloponnese were still struggling with problems from snow and ice, but in other areas of southern Greece — Laconia, the Argolid and Messinia — circulation went back to normal. Exceptions are the old Tripolis-Argos national road at the Achladokambos junction which is still shut down, and a Levidi-Nemea national road section that requires snow chains.

    Other Peloponnesian towns at higher elevations that require snow chains include, among others, Leonidio (to Mari and Kosmas), Astros (to Agios Petros and Kastanitsa), Chryssovitsi, Stemnitsa, all Mt. Parnon roads, and sections of the western Corinth prefecture.

    Mount DirfiThree rescued on Mount Dirfi
    Two men and one woman were rescued by a Greek Navy helicopter in the early hours of Saturday on Mount Dirfi on Evia, after they were left stranded on the mountain following heavy snowfall in the area.
    All three were reportedly in good health and were airlifted to Tanagra airport.
    (source: ana-mpa)