Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis demanded that the company, the concessionaire of the Attiki Odos motorway, pay €2,000 in compensation to drivers of cars stuck on it in the snow. The Athens Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) reported Tuesday that the company has agreed to comply with the demand.
In the morning, under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, a meeting was held on the problems that arose due to bad weather. It was attended by Environment and Energy Minister, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister, several other officials and company representatives, TASS reports.
Earlier Tuesday, Greek government spokesman Ioannis Ikonomou said rescuers in Athens had evacuated up to 3,500 drivers and passengers from cars stuck in the snow on Athens' main toll road, Attiki Odos, which runs through the north of the capital and goes to Athens International Airport. According to him, the police, army, fire brigade, civil protection acted all night and were able to evacuate about 1,800 vehicles from the highway.
Another 1,200 vehicles are still there. Rescuers handed out blankets, water and food. There were suburban trains that constantly picked up people from highway exits to take them to the airport.