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Bad weather has blocked highways and ferries

29 October 2012 / 14:10:38  GRReporter
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Winds stronger than eight knots have blocked some ports in Greece. Closed until further notice remain the wharves of St. Marina and Stira on the island of Evia. There is a ban on sailing the planned routes for the ports of the Saronic Islands too. Because of the intensity of the winds in western Crete and the central part of the Aegean Sea at night, the "Eleftherios Venizelos" ferry did not sail to Chania, whereas "Knossos Palace" and "Superfast XII" did not sail to Iraklio. The line Kavala – Prinos – Thassos – Alexandroupoli - Samothraki is closed as well.

The regular ferry lines Igoumenitsa-Corfu and Igoumenitsa-Lefkimis are still operating at present.

Heavy rains and strong winds have created serious problems in the cities of Tripoli, Trikala and Arkadia. In Tripoli, many streets, private homes and commercial sites have been flooded and there have been partial power outages due to numerous accidents. Heavy rains have caused damage in the area of ​​Trikala too. The deputy municipal governor of Trikala told the APE-MPE news agency that the movement of motor vehicles along the national transport network in the region has been seriously hampered. Problems have occurred with the traffic in the region of the village of Neraidohori too. A landslide in the village has swept over two houses.

The Athens-Corinth section from the national road network near Elefsina as well as the Athens-Lamia sections around the 35th kilometre are in bad condition too. Heavy rains, poor road conditions and reduced visibility endanger travellers. Heavy rains in the municipality of Iannena have caused serious problems for the residents in the area. The national television ERT reported that fire brigades have received more than 100 calls for assistance from flooded households because the streets have become rivers.

According to the Mega TV weather report for Tuesday, 30 October, Greece will end up with dangerous climate changes. High temperatures in Greece will be between 20-24°C, the wind will be between 3-6 knots and precipitation will decrease. Temperatures in the region of Attica are expected to reach 23°C with predominant clouds.

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