Mayor Barkat enlists the IDF & Israel Police to assist the many drivers & cars that have been caught stranded due to the ice & snow.
By Elad Benari
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has enlisted the IDF and the Israel Police to help out the many drivers who have been stranded on the city’s roads because of the snow.
On Thursday night, after the snowstorm which hit the capital caused many road closures and traffic jams, Barkat contacted IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and the head of the Jerusalem District of the Israel Police, Yossi Pariente, and asked them to help clear the roads of stranded cars and people. Continue Reading »
Mount Hermon sees snow piling up, Israel Railways reports delays, and at Tel Aviv boardwalk, large square engulfed by water as heavy rains mark beginning of winter.
By Ynet reporters
A storm that swept Israel overnight saw roads being flooded, trees collapse and snow mount across Israel on Wednesday. Delays were reported on public transport.
The heavy rains caused schools to close in Umm al-Fahm, Tira and Qalansawe, where the collapse of the sewage system saw houses and roads become flooded.
Flooding was also reported in Tel Aviv. Parts of the city’s boardwalk and Kikar Hamedina were engulfed by water. Continue Reading »
Barkat says Israel’s capital prepared for snowfall, that may fall as early as Thursday; snow to also fall on Golan & Galilee mountain peaks.
After two winters in a row that did not disappoint, the capital’s residents are waiting in anticipation for a potentially snowy end to their week.
Snow in Jerusalem last year – Israel Today
“Snow in Jerusalem is a celebration for Jerusalemites and the many visitors who come to see the most beautiful city in the world painted white,” said Mayor Nir Barkat. “We hope the snow does not disappoint – especially the children of Jerusalem who are waiting and excited.” Continue Reading »
Scattered showers from the Galilee to the Negev broke the unseasonably warm weather.
Rain & lower temperatures forecasted to continue over weekend.
The first winter storm of the season hit Israel on Thursday as the unseasonably warm weather experienced throughout November gave way to rainfall and even snow.
A SOLDIER enjoys the weather on Mt. Hermon – File Photo: IDF Spokesman
Lake Kinneret rose for the first time since April on Thursday morning – by 1 centimeter – as a direct result of ongoing rains, the Water Authority said.
The Kinneret’s water level is now 211.40 meters below sea level, 2.6 meters from full capacity. Continue Reading »