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Daniel storm: The national highway turned into an impassable river - See photos

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The traffic ban remains in force on the Aegean Motorway (from Maliakos to Imathia) due to extensive flooding in the Gyrtoni-Sykouri area (X.Th. 366) following "Daniel" storm.

According to the update, traffic is possible in the Thessaloniki - Leptokarya section and from the Nikais Larissa interchange to Athens and vice versa.

See photos of the situation on the Aegean Motorway:

Problems continued in the flooded Larissa region on Monday, despite signs that the water level in the Pinios River was starting to subside.

The situation remained difficult in the surrounding villages, with huge swathes of the countryside still covered by mud and flood water as operations to reach trapped residents continued.

Several neighbourhoods within the city of Larissa remained flooded, with the level of the water undiminished, while the damage is extensive and there are public health fears due to pollution, including of the water table.

The state of the roads, meanwhile, creates serious problems for those in villages that need urgent hospital treatment.

Following the discovery of another dead body, identified as that of a missing 42-year-old man, in the Pagasetic Gulf on Sunday, the death toll from the floods has risen to 15, while two people, a couple from Austria, are still missing.

READ MORE: Daniel storm: The waters reached 18 metres in Tempi Valley! Death toll reached 15.

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