Snow fell over Jerusalem and the West Financial institution on Wednesday night time, coating town and the encircling space
Residents of Jerusalem and the West Financial institution awakened on Thursday to a winter wonderland, with the Levantine metropolis lined in a blanket of snow.
The bizarre climate sample was introduced by a winter storm dubbed Elpis, which began dropping snow on the north of Israel and the encircling space on Wednesday morning.
Many individuals went out on Wednesday night to stroll round Jerusalem and benefit from the expertise.
The uncommon snowstorm noticed some 20 centimeters of snow choose the Israeli capital in a single day, with authorities working all through the night time to clear roads.
250 snow ploughs had been deployed, whereas almost 150 tons of salt had been unfold across the metropolis.
Faculties will stay shut all through Thursday, offering kids with ample time to benefit from the snow whereas it lasts.
Rain is forecast for Thursday and all through the weekend, accompanied by greater temperatures, which means the snow is unlikely to final.
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