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Greece Extends Enforced Day Off Following Rare Heavy Snowstorm

People take photos of The Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis during heavy snowfall  in Athens on Jan. 24.

People take photos of The Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis during heavy snowfall  in Athens on Jan. 24.

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A heavy snowstorm that blanketed Greece triggered power outages in the capital Athens and its suburbs and prompted the nation’s government to order businesses and public services shut down for a second day on Wednesday.

Schools and private companies, apart from supermarkets and pharmacies, will remain closed in Athens, Crete and another two regions, Climate Change and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides said on Tuesday.