Heavy snow storms hit northern Golan Heights

Police close major roads, advise public not to travel to area; heavy rain, storms expected throughout the country.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 13, 2012 09:23
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Heavy snow storms hit the northern Golan Heights on Friday morning, causing traffic police to close all major roads in the area.

Police advised the public not to travel to the affected region.

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Snow fell in Ein Zivan and also around Mount Hermon, where snow has been falling for the past few days.

Heavy rain, along with thunder and lighting, was expected throughout the country on Friday.

Temperatures were expected to be below average for the time of the year.

Despite the increased rain fall, the Water Authority warned on Thursday that there is still a water crisis.

Lake Kinneret’s water level rose by 1.50 centimeters following Wednesday’s rain, measuring in at 213.55 meters below sea level on Thursday morning.



The water level is 55 centimeters under the -213- meter red line, and a full 4.75 meters away from full capacity. Only 1 centimeter of the rise between Wednesday and Thursday can be attributed to rain. The other half-centimeter is the result of a temporary halt in National Water Carrier pumping from the lake, as the system was closed for routine maintenance, Water Authority spokesman Uri Schor said.

Sharon Udasin contributed to this report

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