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Greece: Back to Normal after Snow Storms

(ATHENS NEWS AGENCY) A raging snow storm that blanketed a large part of Greece over the weekend also continued into the early morning hours on Monday, plunging the country into sub-zero temperatures. Public transport buses were at a standstill on Monday in the wider Athens area, while ships remained in ports, public services remained closed, and schools and courhouses in the more severely-strickent prefectures were also closed. Continued low visibility at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport caused the cancellation of many flights.  Mass transit in Athens was gradually returning to normal late Monday morning. The Athens metro, the suburban rail lines and half of the electric rail line were operating without problems, while Athens’ tram network and the nationwide railway service were also running on schedule. PHOTO FOLLOWS

Snow covers the ancient Roman Agora in Athens on Monday. ANA-MPA/Pantelis Saitas.