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Vinterattack swept in Istanbul and Athens in the white blanket

In Istanbul, Turkey, it was snowing on Tuesday over the tourists at the Suleimaniyamoskén, and Atenborna woke to a white blanket and icy winds of the Acropolis and other classical sites. Ice made the streets impassable in some northern suburbs.

around the Greek capital would be kept closed throughout the day due to the snow.

The most severe winter weather in Greece, however, affected the northern parts. In the region of Drama was in the dawn to 20.9 degrees, according to the national weather service.

During the night shut to the police of the highway between Athens and the country's second city of Thessaloniki, on the basis of snöandet. It was opened later.

Kallfronten ”Telemakos” swept down the third portion of the arctic air in a few days over the Balkans and Greece. Already on Monday showed the satellite images that slightly more than half of the Greek land surface was covered by snow.

firmer grip over large parts of Europe, with emphasis on the eastern half. Snövarningar has on Tuesday issued in 17 of the 37 countries included in the vädervarningssajten Meteoalarms system.

In the 15 countries is warnings for strong winds. In some of them, it depends on the same low pressure as in the day gives snöproblem in the north-east Svealand and south-eastern Norrland. In Germany, the storm was given the name Benjamin.

The most stringent warnings have been issued for the Austrian part. In a broad band through the central part of the country is expected to be between 30 and 60 centimeters of fresh snow until Thursday, which falls on an already thick white blanket.

Several people have been killed in the lavinolyckor in Austria the last few days.

Even in the southernmost end of the German state of Bavaria is a warning of the highest category, due to the snow, strong winds.

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