Network repairs almost done, 60,000 reconnections made

Repairs to medium-voltage power line networks in the wider Athens area, damaged during the heavy snowstorm earlier in the week, especially in the capital’s north, have almost been completed, with just small sections remaining, distribution network operator DEDDIE/HEDNO updated this morning.

Operator crews have needed to work overtime, focusing their efforts on the capital’s northern areas Ekali, Dionysos, Agios Stefanos, Kryoneri, Anixi, Drosia and Kalamos, all hit especially hard by Medea, as the snowstorm was dubbed.

Some 60,000 households and businesses of 70,000 that were disconnected from the network during the extreme weather conditions have had their electricity supply restored, the operator informed last night.

DEDDIE/HEDNO, in its updates, has urged the public to stay away from any fallen power lines or utility poles.

The operator has also requested households still disconnected from the network to contact the operator through any of the following: 11500, 2111900500, MyDEDDiE app (Android), iOS (mobiles), or

DEDDIE/HEDNO has reinforced its Athens crews with a further 60 technicians brought in from the Peloponnese, Epirus and central Greece areas, where repair work has been completed.