Dionyssos in N. Attica under state of emergency: loss of power, water, telecoms

The municipality of Dionyssos in northern Attica was placed under a state of emergency on Tuesday, following a heavy snowstorm over Monday night.

The decision for the emergency was made by Deputy Civil Protection and Crisis Management Minister Nikos Hardalias, and will remain in effect for a month (to March 15).

According to an official site, the town is expecting 10 groups from the disaster emergency units (EMAK) and the Greek army to help restore power, water and communications to arrive and work through the night.

Over 750 trees have fallen due to the snowstorm and created extensive problems in the area, it added, especially in lost power.