A train passes by as Greek soldiers try to free a taxi stuck in snow, on the Attiki Odos motorway, following Tuesday's heavy snowfall, in Athens, on Wednesday. [AP]

Army and municipal crews removed hundreds of vehicles Wednesday that had been stranded in snow for three days along a tollway linking Athens to the capital’s international airport, as authorities struggled to clear blocked roads and restore power to blacked out parts of the city.

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Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Kostas Karamanlis spoke with executives from rail operator Trainose, a subsidiary of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group-FSI, on Tuesday and asked that passengers of Monday’s Athens-Thessaloniki line should be compensated for the difficulties they experienced following an accident in Fthiotis and the heavy snowfall caused by the Elpis weather front.

The speed by which electric vehicles have taken over Norway has stunned even the cars’ enthusiasts. [Asya Demidova/The New York Times]

Last year, Norway reached a milestone. Only about 8% of new cars sold in the country ran purely on conventional gasoline or diesel fuel. Two-thirds of new cars sold were electric, and most of the rest were electric-and-gasoline hybrids.