Snowfall and low temperatures across the country

20 January 2016
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Heavy snowfall has been recorded across the country from early Wednesday. Snow has fallen in central Greece and traffic in the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas is only conducted with the use of snow chains.

Problems have been reported on Athens-Thessaloniki motorway, particularly at Martino, where a large number of snow graders are working to keep the road open.

On Mt.Pelion the snow has reached 70cm and the access to Hania snow resort is possible only by the use of snow chains.

Snow is also falling over the islands of the complex of Sporades, particularly over Skopelos and Alonnissos.

Below zero temperatures are recorded in all the regions of Central and Western Macedonia with the lowest one in the city of Florina (-12C) and Ptolemaida (-11C).

In the city of Thessaloniki the thermometre early Wednesday was stuck at -01C while rain and sleet are expected to fall within the day in the city.

Intense snowfall was reported to have fallen all night on all the mountainous of the regions of Peloponnese.

Authorities warn drivers that are willing to move on the road network of Peloponnese that they should to be equipped with snow chains.

Rain is falling in Athens from early Wednesday and temperatures are ranging between 04C-09C.

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