In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis, halts vaccinations

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy snowfall in Athens has blanketed the Acropolis and other ancient monuments, causing power outages and halting COVID-19 vaccinations. Greek media linked three deaths in several parts of the country with the bad weather. As western Europe got some respite from winter weather, temperatures plunged in the southeast of the continent, with storms also battering Turkey. Snow is unusual in the Greek capital, and the rare sight stopped most public transportation, including ferries to the Greek islands. The snow arrived as the city of more than 3 million residents and several other parts of Greece remain in lockdown to curb coronavirus infections.