Greece: Congestion and Heavy Traffic at Toll Stations Ahead of Lockdown

November 7, 2020

ATHENS — Friday's heavy traffice continued into evening on main roads in Attica region, the traffic police said, adding that over 40,000 cars left Athens before the new three-week lockdown measures kick in at 06:00 on Saturday.

From 06:00 to 17:00, a total of 43,996 vehicles left through the Athens-Corinth and the Athens-Lamia national highway toll stations. Of these, 22,780 cars headed south in the direction of Corinth and 21,216 north towards Lamia.

Greek police sources told Athens-Macedonian News Agency that the entire traffic police is out, and that there is congestion at the Kifissos area, as well as on Patission St. and Vassilissis Sofias Ave.


ATHENS – The cost of letting vehicles onto the Attiki Odos Ring Road surrounding the Greek capital during a snow storm – which saw some 3,500 motorists stuck for hours or overnight in freezing temperatures – will be a 2,000-euro ($2266) payment to each of them.

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