Bitter cold with heavy snowfall in the northern areas of Greece is reported today, while temperatures steadily decreased and road communication has been interrupted in many parts.
Snow seen falling and covering the whole area of Attica.
The road communications are deserted and only from time to time one can see an Army truck driving up the road "on service".
But while the whole country suffers from the bitter cold and the heavy snowfall which caused already quite considerable damages to cattles and cultivations, the Athenians seizing this opportunity rush off the open country to enjoy the snowfall which rarely hits this area. Men, women and children are seen by the Mountainfoot of Mount Pentelikon, some kilometres off Athens, playing with snow. Tens of cars are seen coming up. Kids are battling with snow, etc.etc. (various shots).
The shepherds, anyhow, to save their sheeps from the frozen athenian suburbs, decided to bring them down town -- in warmer areas. A herd of sheeps lead by two shepherds are seen coming towards Athens, in places where there is no snow.
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Background: Bitter cold with heavy snowfall in the northern areas of Greece is reported today, while temperatures steadily decreased and road communication has been interrupted in many parts. In Northern Macedonia, snow was over one-and-half meter high this morning, while temperature in Salonika went down to 26 F. Villages in Epirus land Mount Pilion have been isolated completely and villagers have requested the speedy dispatch of food for their cattle, otherwise they will face starvation. Attica district and most of Athens northern suburbs are covered with snow, while many coastal liners schedules were cancelled due to rough seas in Saronic and Corinthian Gulfs, as well as the Aegean and the Ionian. Athens itself froze under sleet for two days now.