The “Elpis” bad weather storm is fierce and has been affecting most of the country since yesterday, dressing both the mainland and famous islands of Greece in white.
The heavy snowfall in Spata covered the “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport in white too.
The snow has covered the runway of the airport as you will see in the video provided by Proto Thema.
According to information, the passengers and the crews of the aircraft are waiting inside the planes and are waiting for instructions. According to the latest information, domestic flights are canceled due to bad weather.
The second and most severe wave of “Elpis” bad weather is sweeping the country, at a time when there is heavy snowfall in Athens, including in the most iconic location like Plaka.
In the north and west of the Attica prefecture, the snow has already been laid, while heavy snowfall is currently occurring in the centre of Athens and in the southern suburbs.
In fact, at 10:30 in the morning, the Civil Protection sent, through 112, a message to the residents of Attica, warning of heavy snowfall in the coming hours.
Due to the bad weather, traffic jams have been caused on the main roads of the northern suburbs.
The Athens-Lamia National Road remains closed from the height of the Kalyftaki bridge and from the Inofyta junction in the current to Athens. The rest of the vehicles are driven using anti-skid chains.
According to Greek meteorologists, today and tomorrow there will be very strong weather phenomena with unprecedented heavy snowfall in areas of the country where, usually, Greece does not have similar weather phenomena.
The Hellenic Police Headquarters advises citizens, who live in Attica and especially in the northern suburbs, where there is heavy snowfall, as well as in areas throughout the territory, where extreme weather phenomena occur, to avoid unnecessary movements.
In any case, it is reminded that information about traffic jams as well as useful tips for road safety, due to bad weather and severe weather, are available in a special banner on the website of the Greek Police.