Greece Battered By New Cold Front, Travel Disrupted, Schools Shut
Sumaira FH 5 days ago Sat 12th January 2019 | 04:18 AM
ATHENS, Jan 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 8th Jan, 2019 ) :Residents of Athens woke up Tuesday to the sight of the Greek capital blanketed in snow, as a new cold weather front battered Greece, bringing freezing temperatures and snowfall even in low altitudes.
Police have cut off traffic on regional roads in Athens' suburbs and banned vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons from the highway linking the capital to northern Greece, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
In several districts of Athens and its suburbs, as well as in other regions in the northern parts of the country, schools remained closed due to the snowfall.
Power cuts were reported in Athens' northern suburbs and on the island of Skopelos.
According to Greece's meteorological service, the cold front will be brief and recede by Wednesday.