Bad weather continues all over Crete, with snowfall, rain and strong winds, causing major problems in transportation and damages.
Snowfall in Assites and Pyrgou. The road is closed towards Messara. Cars are moving with snow crawlers from Agia Varvara to Moulia, from Viannos to Amiras, from Krassi to Kera and from Astiraki to Anogia. The water level of Drakouliaris river is not alarming for local authorities. Many trees broke during the night, due to strong wind. Pancretan Stadium is still closed, because of the damage on the metal roof. Flights from and to “Nikos Kazantzakis” airport were cancelled. Prohibitive departure of ships is still in effect. Schools closed in Agios Mironas, Ano & Kato Assites, Venerato, Dafnes, Karkadiotissa, Profitis Ilias, Kiparissi, Vasilies, Agios Vlassis, Elia, Vorizia, Zaros and Kamares. The 6th High School of Heraklion and Kapetanakion are also closed.
(photo from Agia Varvara by e-mesara.gr)
Snowfall in Omalos and Askifou. Roads are closed from Askifou to Sfakia and from Lakki to Omalos. Schools closed in Sfakia, Asi Gonia, Elos, Kandanos and Rodovani. Prohibitive departure of ships is still in effect.
(photo from Omalos by Neos Omalos Hotel)
Problems due to snowfall on the roads from Spiliu to Gerakari, Miriokefala, from Kissou Kampos to Kerame, from Garazo to Anogia, from Kotsifos Gorge to Rodakino and on the roads of western Amari. Schools closed in Anogia, Krana, Sivritos, Fourfouras, Garazo, Episkopi and Koxare.
Snowfall in Oropedio (snow reaches 50cm) and Tzermiado. Snowblowers of the Region of Crete are trying to keep the road open.
(photo from Oropedio Lassithiou)
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