Greek National Road 38 is a highway linking the cities of Agrinio, Karpenisi and Lamia. It is the only highway linking Agrinio and Larissa because GR-30 is narrow. The highway passes into the reservoir of the Acheloos river and into the Pindus ranges. It later passes through Karpenisi and into the Spercheios valley before ending in Lamia. It runs into the prefectures of Aitolia-Acarnania, Eurytania and Fthiotis.
The highway was mainly gravel from NE of Agrinio up to Eurytania and mainly wasn't accessible during winter months. It was later paved in the 1990s.
The road is partially snow covered and is accessible only with tire chains throughout the winter months. It happened during heavy snow and blizzard weathers in most areas at the turn of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century but not as much as other mountainous roads.
In 2001, heavy rainfalls devastated and flooded part of the highway.
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