Prophetic Snow Falls in Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Municipality on Thursday morning announced schools and kindergartens will be closed due to snow. Police also closed the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway on Thursday morning at the entrance to the city due to icy conditions.
Elisha Peleg, an official in charge of emergencies with the Jerusalem Municipality, urged the city’s residents to remain at home and stay off the streets, telling Army Radio the area had overnight seen its greatest snowfall since 1992.
He said 4 to 6 inches of snow had piled up in the city center and more than that in outlying areas. “The downtown area is bathed in white,” Peleg said.
“The elders of Jerusalem don’t remember such a snowstorm in years,” Peleg also said. Public transport had ground to a halt, and many vehicles that ventured onto roads were stuck, he added, urging citizens to remain at home.