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Athens braces for more snowfall as severe weather front continues

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Greece’s capital city of Athens is bracing for more snowfall as the severe weather system ‘Barbara’ that hit Greece on Sunday continues to rage across the city.

This is the fourth time in five years snow has dusted the Mediterranean city, with frigid temperatures and snow spotted in 2019, 2021, 2022 and again this week.

According to new forecast data by the National Observatory of Athens/Meteo.gr, the ‘Barbara’ snowstorm will continue until Wednesday with new snowfall at low altitudes of the eastern areas, Evia and Crete, as well as with rain or sleet in the Aegean.

The Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator said it was on alert for power cuts due to the weather, and had placed over 150 people on call on Evia island.

Panathenaic Stadium. Photo: protothema.gr.

In Attica, the network operator had over 800 staff on call with special machinery and power generators, in addition to crews to handle trees that may fall on power lines.

On Monday night, intercity trains 62 and 63 running between Athens and Thessaloniki and the 887 train service between Kalabaka and Athens were also cancelled due to the worsening weather.

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