Snowstorms hit northern Golan; Mount Hermon closed

Police ask public to refrain from driving to area; Strong winds and rain expected in North, Center.

January 27, 2012 10:56
woman pulls a child on a sled on Mount Hermon

Snowy Mount Hermon 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Mount Hermon was closed to visitors as a snowstorm hit the northern Golan Heights on Friday.

Police requested that the public refrain from travelling to the area amid the difficult conditions.

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Strong winds and rain were expected in the North as well the Center throughout the day on Friday.

The unseasonably cold weather was expected to continue into Saturday with intermittent rain falling from the North to the Negev.

Temperatures were forecasted to rise slightly on Sunday, although the cloudy skies are expected to remain.

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