Snow falls in Jerusalem after days of preparation

Municipality prepares to clear roads, help needy keep warm; at least 3 cm. of snow fall in nation's capital.

March 2, 2012 06:22
3 minute read.
Snow near Old City, Jerusalem

Snow near Old City, Jerusalem_390. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)


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After a false alarm only two weeks before, Jerusalemites enjoyed a Friday filled with snow, many sledding down the hills of local parks and pelting each other with snow balls.

Several centimeters of snow coated the ground on Friday morning for the first time in four years, closing schools and causing Egged and other bus operators to temporarily disband lines both within and to and from the city.