The Jerusalem Municipality and police were working to reopen roads and restore travel to and from the capital as normal. Public transportation within the city was set to resume at dusk Saturday, and buses and taxis were due to operate on interurban passages along Route 1.
According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, as of 7:30 p.m. Saturday Route 1 will be reopened for traffic, although Highway 443 still has some 400 abandoned vehicles, likely precluding it from reopening until Sunday.Rosenfeld said drivers of abandoned cars should wait until Sunday morning to come to the city to retrieve their vehicles, which he said will be stored near the entrance to the city.
He also urged all Jerusalem residents to take precaution in dealing with downed electrical lines and other electrical malfunctions.
Jerusalem's light rail will remain closed Saturday night and Sunday morning. The municipality said it was working to resume the rail's operations as soon as possible.