On February 2, the Landsat-8 satellite flew over Crete, recording a current image of the snow cover of the mountains in the area of the Psiloritis massif and the area around the Lassithi plateau.
As you can see from the satellite photos, snow cover is basically only in the higher parts of the mountains. The Avgi front, which was supposed to bring snow, actually caused large amounts of, also priceless, rain. A few centimeters of fresh snow appeared only at high altitudes.
Psiloritis massif with visible snow cover - source: https://www.kriti24.gr/ - meteo.gr
However, such intense rainfall caused further problems. Currently, on the Lassithi Plateau, the snow has melted and the plateau itself has turned into a large muddy area. Farmers who moved to this area with cars and machines became stuck here for good. The plateau area was closed for 15 days to allow the ground to dry out a bit. Despite this, drivers ignore the prohibitions, drive into marshy areas and then bury themselves in the mud, as a result of which it is necessary to mobilize emergency services. The mayor of this region appeals to residents to follow the orders. We will only add that a flood control program is currently being implemented on the Lassithi Plateau, which is intended to solve problems related to rain and snowfall in the future.
Buried vehicles on one of the roads leading through the plateau - photo sources creta24.gr