Parts of central Greece, including the island of Evia and the Pelion peninsula, are covered in a thick layer of snow on Monday as the second wave of the “Elpis” weather system sweeps the country.
The town of Steni in Evia is dressed in white, while the snow continues to fall with undiminished intensity. Almost all the villages of the municipalities of Kymi and Aliveri are buried in the snow. Strong winds are causing blowing snow.
Τhe same blustery weather is prevailing in the municipality of Karystos, and further north, at Edipsos.
The Police Directorate of Evia announced the ban on the movement of trucks over 3.5 tons on roads of the island such as the Chalkida – Edipsos National Road, from the 16th km to the 42nd km from Kastela to Prokopi and on the Old Chalkida – Thebes National Road.
Heavy snow in Volos, Pelion, the Sporades in Central Greece
A heavy snowstorm sweeps the city of Volos and all of eastern Magnesia, rapidly worsening the situation in the area and creating problems in transport and traffic.
Dozens of municipal vehicles are throwing seawater on the roads to keep them open. There are already major problems on the Volos ring road as the snow is over 15 cm deep (6 inches).
Reports say that Mt. Pelion is covered by heavy snow, both east and west to the side of the Pagasitikos Gulf. At the village of Argalasti the snow has exceeded 30 cm (12 inches) and the same situation prevails in Kala Nera, Afissos, Neochori and Tsagarada.
The situation is constantly deteriorating towards Portaria, Makrinitsa, Chania, Zagora and all the villages of eastern Pelion, where it is difficult to drive even with anti-skid chains.
The picture is similar in the North Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos where the snow has exceeded 30 cm, but roads remain open and the electricity grid is working.
Schools are closed today and tomorrow in the municipalities of Volos, Zagora, South Pelion, Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.
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