Jerusalem braces for possible snow flurries

Jerusalem has gone on snow alert after meteorologists were forecasting the possibility of snow in the capital on Wednesday. Municipal workers are on standby to clear streets, and strew salt on main roads to prevent freezing, while the city's 106 hotline will be manned by by extra staff, the city said Monday. Temperatures are expected to plunge to nearly freezing Wednesday night during the inclement weather, which is forecast to begin Tuesday night. Jerusalem gets a heavy snowfall once every seven years on average.