Cold weather hampers road, sea travel

Low temperatures, snow and gale-force winds swept across several parts of Greece on Wednesday. In Attica snowfall in the northern suburbs prompted authorities to advise motorists to use snow chains on Dionysou Avenue in Dionysos, parts of Pendeli and Parnitha, while sleet was observed in areas including Kiffisia.

Strong winds reaching 9 Beaufort at sea forced ferries in the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio to cancel scheduled departures.

According to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS), conditions are expected to improve by Thursday and temperatures to rise by Friday.

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