web analytics
April 19, 2015 / 30 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Weekend Snow Update: Jerusalem Lock-down, Blackouts, and Lots of Snow (+ Photos)

IDF troops assisting in restoring power to Jerusalem.

IDF troops assisting in restoring power to Jerusalem.
Photo Credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90

Jerusalem spent Shabbat in lock-down as the largest snow storm in decades, and perhaps 50 years, hit the country. The main highways to Jerusalem were closed. Thousands of people found themselves stranded on the highway.

Some 35,000 households, including 13,000 in  Jerusalem, as well as 2400 in Tzfat didn’t have electricity for at least part of Shabbat. Gush Etzion, where at least 2 (possibly 3) feet of snow fell,  was without electricity for significant parts of the day, as well as parts of the days before.

The army was called in to assist in helping restore electricity to parts of Jerusalem.

In the Binyamin region, many homes were without electricity and water throughout much of the night. Some of the Settlements found themselves cut off without electricity for 3 days, since the beginning of the storm.

On Saturday night, the main highway into Jerusalem is slowly being reopened to public transportation, and some buses are expected to begin running soon.

The Jerusalem Light Rail is shut down due to damage to the rails from the snow storm, and may reopen on Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to drop tonight to below freezing, increasing the risk of icy roads.

On the positive side, children were having a great time in the massive snow storm.

SNOW IN JERUSALEM

 

SNOW IN JERUSALEM

 

.

 

.

About the Author: Reports news at JewishPress.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

16 Responses to “Weekend Snow Update: Jerusalem Lock-down, Blackouts, and Lots of Snow (+ Photos)”

  1. Israel needs a larger carbon footprint.

  2. Henna du Plessis says:

    LOOK

  3. A few feet of snow and 25 below zero is normal for most Canadian cities–i guess it is all relative thank you.

  4. Sara Brott says:

    A true winter in Yerushalaim

  5. Anonymous says:

    None of the pictures look like two or three feet.

  6. Howard Chait says:

    wow! hard to be prepared for something like this!

  7. Susan Wilner says:

    Looks like a Chicago winter.

  8. Tammi DeVille says:

    Hmmm wonder why this is happening, possibly dividing Israel as a nation, Those that bless Israel will be blessed, those that Curse Israel will be cursed,,,Thanks Obama…..America is in for disaster.

  9. richard says:

    Let’s pray

  10. judith says:

    God help people in Jerusalem

  11. Bella Beinart says:

    Sydney has been a great holiday and the harbour is definitely one of the wonders of the world.Catching up with friends,staying with Bella, clubing going to shows, dancing The shules-Chabbad, Hadass Israeli and centraql

  12. Bella Beinart says:

    Sydney has been a great holiday and the harbour is definitely one of the wonders of the world.Catching up with friends,staying with Bella, clubing going to shows, dancing The shules-Chabbad, Hadass Israeli and centraql

  13. Bella Beinart says:

    Sydney has been a great holiday and the harbour is definitely one of the wonders of the world.Catching up with friends,staying with Bella, clubing going to shows, dancing The shules-Chabbad, Hadass Israeli and central all prove- Am Israel Chai. Thank u Syney one and all and see u in Melbourne or Tel-Aviv. Sari

  14. Bella Beinart says:

    Sydney has been a great holiday and the harbour is definitely one of the wonders of the world.Catching up with friends,staying with Bella, clubing going to shows, dancing The shules-Chabbad, Hadass Israeli and central all prove- Am Israel Chai. Thank u Syney one and all and see u in Melbourne or Tel-Aviv. Sari
    sara brott

  15. Bella Beinart says:

    Sydney has been a great holiday and the harbour is definitely one of the wonders of the world.Catching up with friends,staying with Bella, clubing going to shows, dancing The shules-Chabbad, Hadass Israeli and central all prove- Am Israel Chai. Thank u Syney one and all and see u in Melbourne or Tel-Aviv. Sari
    sara brott

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reviews details of a "bad deal" with Iran.
Netanyahu Warns of Increased Iran Aggression in Middle East
Latest News Stories
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reviews details of a "bad deal" with Iran.

PM Netanyahu warns that world powers are ignoring Iran’s increased aggression in the Middle East.

Pollution in the Northern Israeli city of Haifa. April 15, 2015.

Childhood cancer rates in Haifa are much higher than in the rest of Israel, air pollution is blamed.

The flag of Iraqi Kurdistan.

U.S. officials in the Middle East are on high alert after a Consulate was targeted in Iraqi Kurdistan by ISIS.

Good luck!

It is going to be a very windy Independence Day. Snow will fall on the upper slopes of the Hermon.

Newly-trained pilots at Turkish Airlines are being urged to marry in order to avoid tragedies in the air.

Bayit Yehudi wants the Religious Affairs Ministry, Yisrael Beytenu wants the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and both feel Netanyahu is trying to short-change them. It’s a match made in heaven.

The lives of Gaza residents under Hamas go from miserable to even more miserable.

Obama to maintain phased-in sanctions relief pegged to compliance; he’ll give Iran a huge signing bonus instead!

She is unconscious and on a respirator at Hadassah Ein Karem hospital.

Alfred Taubman, who helped shopping in the United States by developing malls, died of a heart attack while at home on Friday, He was 91. Taubman was known for philanthropy, especially in his native Michigan, where was a large contributor to the Detroit Institute of Arts. “Al Taubman changed the way America shops. But his […]

In the past, both Russia and Israel stopped their weapons sales to avoid excess friction between the countries. Not anymore.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited on Saturday night the grave of Yoni Netanyahu, the leader and lone IDF casualty in the rescue mission at Entebbe in 1976. They visited the grave at the Mt. Herzl Cemetery at night instead of on Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars this week […]

Is Afghanistan becoming another country that US has made safe for the Islamic State?

This could be a lead-up to a joint ground operation in Yemen against the Iranian backed Houthis.

Netanyahu’s “humanitarian considerations” are a euphemism for political considerations.”

The hackers used easily downloadable, but sophisticated, hacking tools to do the job, rather than requiring any in-house technical knowledge.

More Articles from Shalom Bear
20th Knesset Party Heads

Bayit Yehudi wants the Religious Affairs Ministry, Yisrael Beytenu wants the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and both feel Netanyahu is trying to short-change them. It’s a match made in heaven.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Liberman is adamantly insisting on receiving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but Netanyahu wants Liberman to step back and take something else.

Ministerial distributions are starting to firm up, but Bennett reportedly has a new demand.

The Likud could reach agreements with most of its potential coalition partners by next week.

PLO refuses “to be drawn into any armed campaign” (that’s a new one). Leftwing groups campaigning to flood Israel with Yarmouk “Palestinian refugees” for “humanitarian” reasons.

It appears Iran is telegraphing its intended breaches of the agreement in advance.

Emanuel is Chicago’s 55th mayor, and its first Jewish mayor.

If there are no surprises, Netanyahu is expected to form a coalition, after some tough negotiations, with the Likud, Bayit Yehudi, Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu, UTJ and Shas.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jerusalem-highway-1-slowly-being-reopened-after-weekend-lock-down/2013/12/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: