Haredim admire the view of the Old City 390.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Snow fell on Jerusalem Thursday overnight, after days of preparation by the municipality. At least 3 cm of snow fell by early Friday morning, with weather forecasters predicting at least 10 cm throughout the day.
We woke up in the
morning and saw the whole street was white, all the roof tops were white
When I saw everything was white, and the
instead of being red, they were white, then I
got really excited
There is a lot of snow
and we came to ski and play in the
It's our first time, it's
Our dad said, today you're not going to
we're going to Jerusalem to play in the
Throughout the day on Thursday, the Jerusalem Municipality conducted feasibility studies regarding potential snowfall for that night and the weekend. Depending on the situation and the updated weather forecasts, the city said it would place on call approximately 50 snow plows, salt spreaders – filled with 40 tons of salt – and other equipment for maintaining the city’s main arteries. Also in the works was a system for identifying freezing points and distributing salt on main thoroughfares.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat ordered municipal teams to prioritize clearing the snow from the main roads, so as to enable emergency vehicles to pass through.