Israel Electric working to restore power to tens of thousands

The Israel Electric Company continues to work feverishly overnight on Friday in hopes of restoring power to tens of thousands of homes in Israel that are coping with the effects of this week's devastating storm.
According to Israel Radio, IEC crews managed to reconnect some 10,000 customers to the power grid late Friday, including 22 institutions which treat the elderly in Jerusalem.
The IEC said that there are still some 13,000 homes in the capital without power, while 20,000 households in various locales across the country have also had access to electricity cut off to them, Israel Radio reported.
The company warned that it may take at least another 12 hours before electricity is restored to all customers due to the difficulty in reaching cities and towns hit hard by the storm, according to Israel Radio.