Overnight Snowfall Causes Problems Across Attica

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 19 February 2015
Overnight Snowfall Causes Problems Across Attica

The unexpected snowfall on Wednesday evening in Attica has caused many problems, particularly affecting suburbs in the north of Athens, such as Penteli, Pallini, Holargos, Marousi, Agios Stefanos, Kifisia and Filothei. Snow even managed to settle in some areas in downtown Athens.

Due to the weather circumstances the mayors of Pallini Athanasios Zoutsos and Penteli Dimitris Stergiou Kapsalis decided to close down primary and secondary schools in their areas of jurisdiction.

The snowfall has affected transportation in and around Attica, with access on the old Athens-Thiva national highway and on Parnitha Avenue on the way towards the casino being cut off.

The national meteorological service has announced that on Thursday the snowfall will continue in eastern part of the country and then islands. By the late afternoon the adverse weather conditions will be limited to Crete.

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