The crews of Attica municipalities fighting their own ‘battle’ to clear streets of snow

For the consecutive fourth day, the crews of municipalities in Attica were fighting their own “battle” in the streets and neighbourhoods of each municipality on Thursday. Whereas the central roads were all open, snow clearance on the secondary road network was still in progress, with the situation made much more difficult by ice and fallen trees.

Conditions were particularly difficult in the areas of Zografou, Ilioupoli and Vyronas.

The crews worked non-stop in the northern and eastern part of the Attica region, where a large amount of snow has fallen, but many roads are still closed by snow, such as in the areas of Agia Paraskevi, Papagou-Holargos, Vrilissia, Penteli, Kifissia, Dionysos, Maroussi, Pallini and Gerakas.

In addition to closed roads, the mountainous areas in the municipalities of Marathonas, Rafina-Pikermi and Paiania were also still facing problems with the electricity supply. The situation in West Attica was much better by contrast.

“We haven’t slept for three days and we are continuing our efforts to clear the roads,” Paiania Mayor Isidoros Madis told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

“We believe that by noon all the neighborhoods of the town will be open,” he estimated.