Power outages have been reported in various parts of the capital Athens as of the afternoon of Wednesday, August 22 (local time). The blackout is reportedly due to a fault at a substation outside the city. The Athens subway system has been affected, including traffic to and from Syntagma, the city’s main central station. Increased road congestion is likely in affected areas due to that fact that metro riders are being forced to travel above ground, as well as disorder caused by non-functioning traffic lights.
Individuals in Athens are advised to check the status of the metro prior to journeys and be on guard due to possible traffic hazards. Keep in mind that crime rates tend to rise after nightfall in areas without street lighting.