web analytics
March 27, 2015 / 7 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.
Netanyahu to Release Frozen Palestinian Authority Tax Revenue
Latest News Stories
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The PA hasn’t changed anything on their end, so why did Netanyahu suddenly change his policy?

Netanyahu and Saudi King Salman.

Obama’s “two-state” phobia shows how much he and his experts do not understand the Middle East.

Rice

Kosher for Passover? Depends who you ask.

The main suspect confessed to passing on information to Syria through the Internet.

Has anyone asked Obama why Netanyahu should even think about agreeing to a Palestinian Authority country?

A U.S. Air Force F-15 warplane dropped approximately 60,000 leaflets over the Syrian city of Raqaa to discourage people from joining the Islamic State (ISIS), the Pentagon revealed Thursday. The “Military Information Support Operations,” propaganda campaign was carried out last week and was the first time the United States has used the tactic in Syria. […]

Israel reportedly wants to change the names to Hebrew, which would affront Muslim sensitivities.

The non-binding vote approves funds for imposing sanctions if Iran violates a deal.

Congress is ‘fed up’ with being left in the dark on the Iran negotiations

While there’s not much snow left, there are bike trails, hiking trails and extreme mountain sleds.

The White House says another foreign policy failure proves Obama is doing something right, but it not clear exactly what.

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he supports Saudi Arabia’s attack on Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen Saudi Arabia has been joined by other oil-rich states, including Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the Gulf States, all of whom said that “they “have decided to answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his […]

The former US envoy to the United Nations writes in the NY Times that bombing Iran is the only way to stop a nuclear arms race.

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: