As a result of the expected snow, Jerusalem night bus lines will not operate on Thursday night. The canceled lines include Egged's 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 480. 267, 260 and 267, as well as Kavim routes 115 and 284 and Egged Taavura lines 202 and 270.
Several bus lines in Safed have also been canceled beginning Thursday afternoon, including those from Bnei Brak line 980 beginning at 1 p.m. Trips on route 984 from 4 p.m. on have been canceled, as have those on line 979 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., the ministry said.
Israel Railways has reinforced routes from the Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh stations, operating one train hourly from 12 p.m. on, with room for 850 passengers, the ministry added.
Netivei Israel-National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd. has completed its deployment of heavy equipment and made all arrangements necessary for their use with the traffic department of the Israel Police, according to the Transportation Ministry.
The Transportation Ministry's Public Transport Authority arranged for buses in the North to be equipped with chain wheels. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Light Rail will operate on a "hot" rail line overnight Thursday, in order to maintain the mechanism's integrity amid freezing temperatures, the ministry added.