Chaos in Athens: Authorities issue weather warning, vehicles trapped in Marousi


Athens has been suffering from an intense storm since 10am, with local residents receiving a warning message from 112 about the dangerous weather. The message urged people to limit their movements.

Problems caused by the weather have has resulted in traffic chaos.

Vasilissis Sofia road is a river


Due to the heavy rainfall, the underground passage of Spyros Loui under Kifissias was also flooded.

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According to the research director of the Athens Observatory, Konstantinos Lagouvardos, who spoke to Proto Thema, citizens in Attica should be especially careful for the next 4-5 hours when the weather phenomena will peak.

"From the afternoon onwards, the phenomena will move further east and there should be a lot of attention on the islands of the eastern Aegean especially in the evening hours," added Lagouvardos.

He noted that the front of the bad weather is moving towards the east with the main characteristics of heavy rainfall, storms, strong winds and hail.

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In Attica, the bad weather made its appearance with storms and hail even in areas of the centre of the capital, while the intense phenomena in the previous hours swept western Greece and especially Zakynthos.

Due to the heavy rain and overflowing water, the traffic in Piraeus was interrupted shortly after 11 am at the intersection with Petrou Ralli to Piraeus and the intersection with Hamosternas to Athens, with traffic being restored about an hour later.

Traffic was interrupted at the Lachana exit on Kifisos in the direction of Lamia, in Vouliagmenis from Antheon to Zeppou in the direction of Athens with traffic being restored shortly before 12.

The beach road in the direction of Athens at the height of the Culture Center remains closed after 12 Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Oceanidon Street in Aspropyrgos.

Photos from Vouliagmeni and the point where traffic has been stopped

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According to the Fire Department, until 11:20 on Thursday morning, firefighters had proceeded to five calls for water pumping, one tree cutting and four rescues from elevators.

Hail in the centre of Athens

Strong storm in Vouliagmeni

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