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Offline Maik

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Snow falls
« on: Saturday, 23 December, 2017 @ 13:17:43 »
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First heavy snowfall of the season hits central, southern Greece ahead of Christmas

The first full-blown winter storm of the season left much of mountainous central and southern Greece covered in snow on Friday, with showers and drizzle forecast elsewhere in the country.

Plentiful snow bodes well for the country ski resorts and pistes, assuming roads are cleared in time to allow travelers to reach the facilities.

The mountain peaks around the greater Athens area are expected to be snow-covered for Christmas Day on Monday.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1306859/first-heavy-snowfall-of-the-season-hits-central-southern-greece-ahead-of-christmas

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Snow storms and traffic chaos in Greece.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 23 December, 2017 @ 15:46:49 »
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Hundreds of drivers have been stranded on the main Athens to Thessaloniki highway, as a snow storm hit central Greece, on Friday. According to reports, traffic came to a standstill about 100 km north of Athens, just north of Lake Yliki.A 14 km long jam formed, as thousands of Athenians were travelling north for the Christmas holidays.Officials say that it could take hours to clear the highway from the snow. More than a dozen  snowplowing vehicles are operating in this particular section of the road.Heavy snow has caused problems in other parts of Greece, as well. Emergency services freed passengers of a bus that was stranded near Kalavryta, in the Peloponnese.[/size]




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Re: Snow falls
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 23 December, 2017 @ 21:24:26 »
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Elderly woman found dead in snow as cold front sweeps Greece

An elderly woman was found dead in snow on Saturday... as a cold front sweeps across Greece.

The 80-year-old victim went missing on Friday. Her body was found near her home in northern Peloponnese peninsula, southern Greece, according to local authorities.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/24/c_136847884.htm