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Fuel truck in flames halts traffic on Athens-Corinth highway (video)

A truck loaded with fuel overturned and went in flames on the Athens – Corinth highway on Friday night. The accident severely damaged a bridge and had Greece ‘cut’ into two, as voters have been heading to their hometowns and villages in Peloponnese. The accident took place near the Isthmus …

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Toll hikes in Greece’s highways as of 1.1.2024

Higher toll fees at frontal and lateral toll stations, or major and auxiliary roads, increased on specific roads in Greece as of January 1, 2024, following earlier announcements by concessionaires. In relation to the Olympia Odos concession, the new fees implemented for vehicles affect the following highways: Patras-Athens, Antirrio-Ioannina, Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata …

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Storm ELIAS: Part of Patras-Athens highway closed due to landslide

Storm Elias already started to hit Greece and the heavy rainfall in Aigio, northern Peloponnese, caused a landslide. The rocks fell on the Patras-Athens highway with the effect that the old highway has been closed to traffic and so are parts of the new highway. The landslide occurred at the …

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Athens-Thessaloniki highway opens for cars, vehicles up to 3.5 tons

The flooded part of Athens-Thessaloniki highway opened again to traffic at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, September 15 and thus for private cars and vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons. The flooded part of the highway was closed to traffic since Saturday, September 9, 2023. Traffic will be conducted from the …

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Athens-Thessaloniki highway partly closed due to flooding

Traffic on Athens-Thessaloniki highway has been disrupted due to flooding in Central Greece that lead to the closure of roads in a number of sections on the motorway between the two cities. Due to an increased volume of water on the highway, police ordered the closure to traffic of the …

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Traffic on Athens-Thessaloniki highway partly restored

Traffic on the Lamia-Katerini highway, in the direction of Thessaloniki, has been restored while traffic from Katerini to Lamia, in the direction of Athens, is carried out only in the left lane. The Greek police called on drivers to avoid unnecessary travel both on the national road network and on …

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Athens-Thessaloniki highway partly closed due to flooding

Traffic on Athens-Thessaloniki highway was suspended due to flooding of the motorway early Wednesday afternoon. The motorway is closed from Nikea in Larissa to the border with Magnesia regional unit. The highway is closed in both directions between the two points. The traffic suspension follows a decision by the Thessaly …

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Αthens-Corinth highway closed due to fire in West Attica (video)

Traffic was interrupted in both directions on the Athens-Corinth highway on Thursday due to a fuel truck that caught fire at Kakia Skala, in the Corinth-bound lanes. Correction to earlier KTG post: The fire broke out around 12:30 noon in a fuel truck at a parking lot and spread to …

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Plans to raise highway tolls by 12% as of Sept 1

The Ministry of Infrastructure and the concessionaires of the highway tolls are in a head-on collision after the latter announced toll increases of 12% as of September 1, 2023. It was the ministry that revealed on Tuesday that the concessionaires -with exception of Attika Road will proceed from September 1st …

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Fire in West Αttica out of control: desperate locals, highway closed (videos)

Desperate residents in Nea Zoi village, western Attica, have been crying for help as the flames approach their homes early Tuesday afternoon. They complained to Skai TV that have not seen any firefighter or engines or even water-dropping aerial means to halt the fire front heading to their village. Confused …

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Loutraki wildfire out of control: Athens-Corinth highway closed to traffic

Greek police has stopped traffic circulation on the Athens-Corinth national highway from the Agii Theodori intersection to the Epidaurus intersection, on Monday, due to wildfires southeast of the resort town of Loutraki in western Attica. Traffic has been shut down on both directions. Video: The blaze of Loutraki before the …

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Rock slide still disrupts Athens-Corinth highway; prosecutor intervenes

Τhe rock slide on the new Athens-Corinth highway on early Thursday triggered the intervention of the head of the Athens First Instance Prosecutor’s Office. The rock slide occurred in the Athens direction of the highway, traffic was halted with drivers and passengers to remain trapped in the vehicles for hours. …

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Three dead after elderly drives wrong on Athens highway

An elderly woman, her co-passenger and a motorcyclist died on Monday, when the woman entered the Athens-Corinth highway in the wrong direction. According to local media korinthostv, a car driven by an elderly woman entered the National Highway in the direction of Korinthos and collided with a motorcycle. The traffic …

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Angry producers set Tsipouro on fire to protest name change (video)

Angry producers of famous tsipouro in central Greece poured liters of the strong distilled spirit on the road and set it on fire. Together with dozens of farmers on tractors, the tsipouro producers occupied a part of the national Larissa-Kozani highway to protest government plans to change the name of …

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