Medea storm front causes closures in Greece updated

Thessaloniki Snow

Attica police announced on Monday that due to the severity of the snow brought by the Medea cold front and for precautionary reasons the national highway from Kifissia to Lamia will remain closed.

Drivers that enter the motorway are required to make a U-turn and return to their place of origin.

Additionally in Attica, vehicles need snowchains to use the old Athens-Thebes national between the Vilia junction up to Vilia and from Anastaseos road in Papagou to the cemetery of Hymettus in Athens.
Traffic is also suspended on Parnitha Avenue from Ermitaz Hall to the Casino, on Fylis Avenue up to Dervenohoria and Dionysos Avenue from the Dionysos Stadium Anatoli Park.

Ships cannot set sail from Piraeus to Crete, the Dodecanese and Cyclades islands due to the gale-force winds of up 10 on the Beaufort scale.
Ferries are not allowed to depart from the port of Rafina and Lavrio. In contrast, the ferry services between Aghia Marina- Nea Styra, Arkitsa-Edipsos, Kavala-Prinos, Kavala-Thassos and Alexandroupolis-Samothrace are suspended.

Traffic was also suspended on the Athens-Thessaloniki motorway from the toll post of Aghia Triada in Fthiotida up to Afidnes due to the severe weather conditions and the snowfall.

According to Central Greece police, traffic has been interrupted for all vehicles in both directions from the 56.728 km of Athens- Thessaloniki motorway until the 194.958 km. In the new national road Schimatari-Chalkida and Thebes- Chalkida motorway from the junction of Drossia to the intersection of Schimatari.

Snow chains are mandatory along the open sections of Athens-Thessaloniki motorway, in the Domokos area and for the road linking Lamia with Karpenissi.
All schools will not open on Monday in all five municipalities of Central Greece due to the extreme weather conditions, and all lessons will be conducted online.



The Kifissia-Lamia section of Athens-Thessaloniki motorway, which was closed as a precaution early on Monday due to heavy snow and unsafe driving conditions, will reopen between 13:00 and 19:00 on Monday to help meet the needs of the market and industry, stated Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis, after the meeting at the Civil Protection service's headquarters on Monday.


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