Antirrio

Storm shuts down schools, roads; at least one dead

Schools in Attica will remain closed Monday until 10 a.m. due to problems raised by a storm, authorities say.

Heavy rain and debris have shut down both the Athens-Corinth highway, near Elefsina, and the old road connecting the two cities. Authorities say the highway to Athens is expected to open between 9-10 am, while the section to Corinth between 12-1 pm.

Container detached from truck disrupts traffic on Rio-Antirrio bridge

Traffic on the busy Rio-Antirrio bridge in western Greece was disrupted on Thursday after a container detached from a truck and smashed into a traffic sign above the highway.
No injuries were reported.
A local news website said the container was blown off the vehicle due to the gale-force winds blowing over the Patraikos gulf.

Commission to fund western Greece motorway with 121 mln euros

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu said on Wednesday the EU will fund with 121 million euros a motorway connecting the Aktio peninsula to the Ionia highway, a key transport section serving Western Greece.

The announcement came during a meeting with  Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis, as part of her three-day official visit to Greece.

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