Nearly 38,000 households and businesses have had their power restored as of Wednesday afternoon because of the snowstorm, the power distribution network operator DEDDIE said on Wednesday.

DEDDIE said that a total of 70,000 households and businesses were still out of power mostly in North Attica suburbs, and restoration was assisted by local government and the army. Works included clearing roads and removing trees that fell under the weight of snow.

The areas still being worked on, where 16 medium-voltage power lines are being restored include the following: Dionyssos, Agios Stefanos, Maroussi, Nea Ionia, Neo Psychiko, Paleo Psychiko, Filothei, Papagou, Petroupoli, Kefalari, Politia, Pefki, Vrilissia, Glyka Nera, Kato Kifissia, Ekali and Nea Erythrea.

In addition, power is gradually being restored in 8 villages of central Evia island, and will be in full operation by Wednesday night, DEDDIE said. Yesterday telecommunications were restored in basic central lines and the main municipal network in central Evia, while roads were still being cleared in mountain settlements.