Schools, shops closed as snowstorm hits Athens
Athens, Feb 6 (EFE).- Schools and several shops in Athens were shut on Monday due to a winter storm that blanketed the Greek capital, including famous landmarks the Acropolis and the Parthenon temple, with snow.
Many companies and public services were operating remotely, while the Athens ring road and some of the main squares were closed for several hours in the morning.
The situation had started to return to normal in the afternoon, although meteorologists said the snowstorm and low temperatures were expected to continue until Wednesday.
So far, the heaviest snowfall has been recorded on Evia island, a few kilometers north of Athens.
Although heavy snowfall is not common in Athens, the Greek capital has been plagued by snowstorms for the past three winters. The most intense was last year when some 2,500 people were trapped in their vehicles for hours on the Athens ring road. EFE