LIVE: Bad weather continues to “hit” Crete
Bad weather continues on Crete. Snowfall even in low altitude, hail early in the morning in Chania and Heraklion.
Damages to the electricity network in many parts of the island. No electricity for many hours in Oropedio Lassithi, Akrotiri Chania, Rethymno and Amari. Also in Amari, there is a serious problem with thelecommunications.
Emergency meeting at 7 a.m. between the local governor of Chania, Mr. Apostolos Voulgarakis, with the Technical Services and Mr. Tassos Kouroupakis, who is responsible of the Civil Protection Dpt.
Many villages in the Municipality of Apokoronas can not be reached, due to snow. The road from Voukolies to Paleohora (at Kakopetros) is open.
An elderly woman (aged 84), having a brain stroke, was transferred by firemen from the village of Skafi to a safe place, where an ambulance took her to the General Hospital of Chania. The ambulance of Health Center of Kandanos could not reach her house, due to snow.
A small boat sank in the port of Hersonissos, due to strong wind and big waves.
Also, many schools throughout the island are closed, especially in mountain areas.
Drivers must be careful at the following roads:
- Chania: From Lakki to Omalos, from Temenia to Omalos, from Elos to Kissamos, from Imbros to Sfakia
- Rethymno: From Spili to Gerakari, from Arkadi to Amari, from Axos to Anogia, from Garazo to Anogia
- Heraklion: From Viannos to Ierapetra, from Herakion to Mires (Agia Varvara)
- Lassithi: From Oropedio to Agios Nikolaos and from Oropedio to Heraklion
Weather prediction from Poseidon System
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