A snow storm shook Israel! Jerusalem is buried under the snow!
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A powerful winter storm hit Israel on Wednesday, snow fell in Jerusalem and the north of the country, heavy rains are falling in Tel Aviv, and a storm is raging off the coast of the country. This is reported by the Israeli state radio Kan.
According to the radio station, in the morning heavy snowfalls began in the mountainous regions in the north of the country, by the evening it began to snow in Jerusalem and the West Bank of the Jordan River. Highway number one, connecting Tel Aviv with Jerusalem, is closed to traffic in both directions due to ice, public transport in the territory of the Jerusalem municipal district has been stopped, except for the tram. City officials announced that school hours in the city would not be held on Thursday due to snowfall.
Forecasters predict that bad weather in Israel will last until the weekend, Kan points out, noting the high risk of flooding in the lowlands in the central and southern parts of the country.
Road services were forced to close the main roads. Due to the abundance of snow, many kilometers of traffic jams have formed, drivers cannot cope with driving in unusual conditions, there are dozens of accidents on the roads.
Due to interruptions in road traffic, the authorities launched additional trains so that people could somehow get from city to city.