Snowed-in Jerusalem to reopen

Snowed-in Jerusalem to reopen

The Times of Israel reported that rare and heavy winter snowstorm hit parts of Israel, including Jerusalem, Wednesday night and Thursday, prompting school closures and intermittently blocking some access routes to the capital.

Overnight rain turned to large snowflakes in Jerusalem shortly after sunrise and thin layers of snow began to form on cars. In elevated neighborhoods such as Gilo, the snow was piling up, and residents huddled in bus stops, waiting for buses that had temporarily stopped running. The Jerusalem municipality sent out an alert that school studies in the capital were canceled. Courses at the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus were also called off for the day.

“Snow in Jerusalem is a cause for celebration for Jerusalemites and the many visitors who come to see the world’s most beautiful city painted white,” said Mayor Nir Barkat, who dropped in on the city’s public works department to check on preparations for the storm. “We hope the snow won’t disappoint, especially for Jerusalem’s excited children, who are looking forward to it.”

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. Psalm 122:6 (NKJV)

Read The Times of Israel article, December 12, 2013.

Photo credit: Tamar Pileggi/Times of Israel

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