Snow in Attica, traffic police measures into effect-Schools closed

Several areas in the northern suburbs of Athens are had experience snowfall during the night.

Traffic police has cut off traffic on the Penteli-Nea Makri road between the 414 military hospital and Agios Petros.

In addition, police banned vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons from circulating on the Athens-Lamia highway from Afidnes onwards; and on the Athens-Thiva highway from Mandra onwards, in the Thiva-bound
direction.

Schools in several parts of the country are closed on Tuesday due to heavy snowfall.

In northern Greece, most of the schools will remain closed in order to avoid possible accidents, as will schools in western Greece, Crete and the Aegean. In Attica, schools in 46 out of the 66 municipalities of the Attica prefecture will be closed.

Meanwhile, following consultation between the administration of Athens courts and the Athens Bar Association with the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, the operation of the courts of Athens will be suspended by an Act of the Minister on Tuesday, in order to prevent any problems that might arise due to difficulties in accessing the courts because of the snow.

The suspension of operation excludes cases being tried using procedures for perpetrators caught by police in the act.