A section of Tel Aviv's Ayalon highway (Route 20) closed in both directions for twenty minutes on Thursday afternoon, in order for the Israel Electric Company to repair a power line damaged by a drill. 

Ayalon Highways, which operates the road, said that it would only close for a short time, but the closure, between the La Guardia and Hashalom interchanges, caused heavy traffic jams in the area.

Train services between Tel Aviv HaHagana and Tel Aviv Center-Savidor stations were stopped while the power line was repaired, and were set to resume at 5 P.M. local time.

The Israel Electric Company said that damage to the power line did not cause any disruption to the electricity supply.