Heavy snowfalls hit the Greek capital Athens. According to RIA Novosti, most of the schools in the Attica region were closed due to bad weather, as local educational institutions cannot function in the cold. To prevent road accidents, the traffic police closed some roads, and local authorities set up warming centers for the homeless and those who have no money for fuel to heat their homes.
Precipitation in the form of snow started falling in the country in late December. As of today, three fatalities were reported. The snowfall on January 7-8 was caused by Cyclone Telemachus, with a few centimeters of snow falling in one night.
Usually the snow does not stay in Greece for long — it melts within a few hours; that’s why every snowfall brings a lot of inconvenience to residents of the country.