How the Government and shops will operate – Depending on the development of meteorological data, it will be decided whether and to what extent heavy vehicle traffic will be stopped on the National Road Networks
At 10 a.m., public sector workers will arrive at their services tomorrow morning, while shops will open after 11 a.m. in the northern part of Attica and other regions of the country, according to the decisions taken at a new coordination meeting held under the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Christos Stylianidis, to evaluate the latest meteorological data and to update the instructions to the competent agencies for dealing with the “BARBARA” bad weather.
The meeting took place as, according to the updated data of the National Meteorological Service, the bad weather will continue during tonight’s night and until early afternoon tomorrow, with snowfall and severe frost mainly in North, North-East and North-West Attica as well as in Magnesia, Eastern Thessaly including the Sporades, Fthiotida, Boeotia and Evia.
In detail it was decided:
First, tomorrow, February 8, public sector workers will come to their services at 10:00 in the morning in the Region of Attica and the Regional Units of Boeotia, Evia, Evrytania and Fthiotida of the Region of Central Greece. A relevant announcement has been issued by the competent Ministry of the Interior.
Secondly, as has been announced by the Ministry of Development and Investments, tomorrow February 8 the shops in the north, north-west and north-east of Attica, including the northern suburbs of the Attica Region and the Municipality of Thebes of the Regional Unit of Boeotia, will be open from 11:00 a.m. morning. Also, it is prohibited to transport and sell goods through delivery or courier services, in the same areas, as well as in the Regional Units of Magnesia, Fthiotida, Boeotia, Evia and Sporades until 11.00 in the morning.
Thirdly, depending on the development of the meteorological data, it will be decided whether and to what extent heavy vehicle traffic will be stopped on the National Road Networks affected by the bad weather.
As announced by the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, the General Secretariat of Civil Protection and ESKEDIK are coordinating the implementation of the action plan and the “Boreas 2” Plan that concerns the management of the consequences of snowfall and frost. All forces remain on full alert and alert.
The GPP reiterates the strict recommendation to citizens to reduce their movements to those absolutely necessary and to take all the necessary self-protection measures in accordance with the instructions.
It is emphasized again that it is mandatory to equip all vehicles with anti-skid means. The Greek Police continues to carry out strict checks.
The meeting was attended by:
The Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Christos Stylianidis, the Deputy Minister of the Interior, Stelios Petsas, the Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection, Eleftherios Economou, the Secretary General of Civil Protection, Vasilios Papageorgiou, the Secretary General of Transport, Ioannis Xifaras, the Secretary General of Trade, Sotirios Anagnostopoulos, the Regional Governor of Attica, Georgios Patoulis, the Chief of the Fire Department Lieutenant General, George Pournaras and the Deputy Chief, Lieutenant General Marios Apostolidis, the Chief of the Greek Police Lieutenant General Konstantinos Skoumas, the Director of Attica Traffic Brigadier General, Christos Papafilippou, the Commander Major General ESKEDIK, Vagias, the Director of Emergency Planning of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection, Dimitris Alexandris, the president of EKAV, Nikolaos Papaefstathiou, the National Meteorological Service (EMS) and the scientific team of meteorologists.
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