web analytics
March 31, 2015 / 11 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
Did the Israeli Air Force bomb a chemical weapons site outside Damascus on Saturday?
Saudi Arabia to Permit IAF Jets Entry to Bomb Iran
Latest News Stories
Chaim Topol as Tevye the Milkman

Chaim Topol, has been awarded the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

Did the Israeli Air Force bomb a chemical weapons site outside Damascus on Saturday?

The Saudis are so afraid of a nuclear Iran, they might be prepared to let Israel attack Iran via their airspace.

20th Knesset Opening Session

The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony.

Pesach Sacrifice 2015 4

The Temple Institute renacted the entire Pesach sacrifice ceremony.

“On days like today we want these children to feel the joy that any normal child experiences on their bar mitzvah.”

A family. 7 Children. An indescribable tragedy. How do they go on? How do we react? And what lessons are we supposed to learn?

More than 40 refugees were killed in a Saudi-led air strike while PA office accuses Israel crime by building homes.

The military implicitly admits to having improperly allowed a missionary group to indoctrinate soldiers.

Talks are likely to extend beyond Obama’s self-imposed deadline that he had said he won’t change.

The Iranian regime is hard up for propaganda, but maybe it is prophesying the future.

The Arabs rolled burning tires and three rocks at soldiers at the central Gaza security fence.

The Histadrut national labor union and the Federation of Israeli Employers have agreed to raise the minimum wage to 5,300 shekels ($1,334) by 2017, approximately half the average salary in Israel. The employers and the union previously agreed to a three-stage hike in the minimum wage. The latest agreement adds a fourth stage whole pegging […]

The clowns are back in town while ringmaster Netanyahu tries to tame the beasts.

A Reuters poll shows that America is increasingly polarized, especially about President Obama.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continued to lash out at a possible “bad deal” with Iran Monday and said, “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price for aggression and on the contrary – that Iran’s aggression is to be rewarded.” Netanyahu said in a statement: The moderate and responsible […]

Release of a gag order reveals that the Israeli citizen and a friend traveled to Syria last year.

More Articles from Shalom Bear
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Ruby Rivlin

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.

"Neither side shall initiate or take any step that will change the status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip pending the outcome of the permanent status negotiations."

Israel can’t sign future agreements with the PA, when the US Administration gives the PA backup as they violate their obligations.

One wonders how many Prime Ministers Herzog envisions sitting in that one chair at the same time.

There’s no Iranian Fatwa against nuclear weapons, yet Obama keeps referencing it…

An Excited Herzog – “I Will Protect a United Netanyahu”

We could see the Likud or the Zionist Union ending up as junior partners in a future coalition.

Meretz doesn’t seem to understand the Arab sector whom they imagine to be their natural partners and allies.

Another ex-military chief openly joins the ranks of the left – another tired cliché.

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: