The snow, an unusual yet dazzling sight in the Greek capital of more than 3 million residents, also stopped most public transport services.
In a dazzling sight, heavy snowfall has blanketed the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens and halted COVID-19 vaccinations in the Greek capital Tuesday as many services across the country were brought to a standstill.
The snow, an unusual sight in the city of more than 3 million residents, also stopped most public transport services. Sections of Greece’s main highway were also closed and most ferry services to the islands were canceled, and flights from regional airports to Athens were disrupted.
“Vaccinations have been postponed but we have helped transport doctors and medical staff where they are needed and we helped power technicians get to damaged electricity pylons in areas where access was difficult,” said the Fire Service spokesman Vassilis Vathrakoyiannis.
Power and water cuts were also reported in central Greece, and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was meeting with emergency response leaders to assist residents in blacked-out areas and villages cut off by the snow.
(Fact Source – IndianExpress)