Snow in Golan Heights, but not in J’lem

50cm of snow at Mt. Hermon; Road 90 by the Dead Sea closed due to floods.

February 4, 2010 08:54
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Sun rising over trees with snow on its branches

snow sun tree 311. (photo credit: AP)


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Heavy snow was falling on Mount Hermon and on the higher areas in the Upper Galilee and Golan Heights on Thursday, while rain, hailstorms and strong winds were felt from Israel's North to the Negev.

Rain caused flooding in the Dead Sea area, and the Ze'elim Bridge was closed down. Route 90 was closed to traffic from the Dead Sea hotels to the North due to a flood in Nahal Hever.

School was canceled in the northern Golan regional Avital school, and several roads, including Routes 91 and 89,  were closed to traffic due to the snow.

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Some 50 centimeters of snow were measured at the lower cable-car area at Mt. Hermon on Thursday afternoon.

Minor snowfall was reported in Jerusalem as well, but the snow did not pile up and schools in the captial opened as usual on Thursday morning.

Jerusalem Municipality teams with snow plows, bulldozers and salts bags were prepared to open major traffic routes in case the storm intensified later Thursday morning.

Under instructions by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the municipality contacted homeless people in the capital on Wednesday evening and transferred them to hotels.

Welfare services in the city contacted elderly people and social workers were expected to deliver hot meals to elderly people who could not leave their homes due to the cold weather.

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