Bad Weather Hits Greece with Snow and Low Temperatures

    Snowfall and freezing temperatures have hampered traffic in several parts of the country as a result of the new wave of bad weather that has hit Greece as of early Monday. Snow chains are necessary in the region of Domokos in Fthiotida, central Greece, while the Lamia-Amfissa national motorway is open.

    The Elefsina-Thiva provincial road in the region of Mandra, as well as part of the Athens-Thiva old national motorway in the region of Fichthi-Agia Sotira, are closed due to heavy snow. Cars moving on Parnitha Avenue will need snow chains.

    Cars moving on Kalamata-Sparta national motorway, between 28 and 42km, need snow chains, while the civil protection mechanism is on alert to deal with the heavy snowfall expected in the region of the Peloponnese, southern Greece, later in the evening.

    In northern Greece, snow chains are necessary for cars using the road network in the administrative units of Kozani, Florina (except for the low altitude region of the municipality of Amynteo), Kastoria, Ioannina and the provincial road network in Halkidiki.

    Earlier in the day, two EasyJet flights from London and Berlin had to land at Athens’ International Airport instead of Thessaloniki due to bad visibility.

    A ban on ship departures for central and southeastern Aegean islands is in effect at the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio due to the strong winds blowing in the region, expected to reach speeds up to 9-10 Beaufort.
    (source: ana-mpa)


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