Traf­fic barred from forests

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Re­stric­tions to the ac­cess of ve­hi­cles to forested ar­eas in the Pelo­pon­nese dur­ing for­est fire sea­son were an­nounced yes­ter­day in a move to pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble parts of the re­gion from the kind of for­est fires that have dev­as­tated sig­nif­i­cant tracts over the past decade and cost tens of lives. The de­ci­sion, an­nounced yes­ter­day by Har­alam­bos Kafyras, deputy gov­er­nor of West­ern Greece, will also cover the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites of An­cient Olympia and the Tem­ple of Apollo Epi­curius, both of which suf­fered sig­nif­i­cant dam­age as a re­sult of the deadly fires of 2007. The mea­sure pro­hibits the cir­cu­la­tion of traf­fic from July 1 to the end of Oc­to­ber be­tween 9 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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