Israel's winter storm leaving you stranded? Haaretz brings you the latest traffic updates
The severe rains, wind, and snow of the last week have left many of Israel's roads closed, or heavily congested with traffic. Don't get caught unprepared.
UPDATE: According to Israel Police, as of 3:00 P.M. most of Israel's roads, including Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway 1, are open. Sections of routes 222, 234, 2499 and 5066 remain blocked.
Israel was pummeled this week by an unusually severe storm, forcing traffic disruptions or closure on a number of roads around the country due to flooding or icy conditions. The following roads were blocked or experiencing heavy traffic as of 2 P.M. on Thursday January 10:
Route 1 - closed between Ben-Shemen and Ginot Sakharov interchanges in both directions; traffic to Tel Aviv is being rerouted to Route 443.
Route 60 - closed in both directions between Gilo Junction (the Gilo tunnels) and Gush Etzion Junction, due to snow.
Route 395 eastbound (to Jerusalem) - closed from Eshtaol Junction, due to snow.
Route 436 - closed in both directions between Beni Samuel and Givat Ze'ev due to snow.
Route 443 eastbound - heavy traffic from Beit Horon Junction to Jerusalem
Route 5066 - closed between Nahal Kana and Immanuel, due to flooding.
Northbound - No delays
Southbound - No delays
Route 89 - closed in both directions between Hiram Junction and Hosen Junction due to snow, closed between Ein Zeitim and Safed/Meron junctions, due to snow
Route 91 eastbound (toward Ein Zivan) - closed from Shirion Junction due to snow, snowplows are clearing the road.
Route 98 northbound - losed from Bashan Junction due to snow, snowplows are clearing the road.
Route 99 - closed in both directions between Masadeh Junction and Banias due to snow, closed from Masadeh to Ein Kinya due to snow, snowplows are clearing the road
Route 804 - closed in both directions in area of Hilazon Stream due to flooding.
Route 854 northbound - closed from Lapidot to Tefen junctions due to snow
Route 866 - has been reopened in both directions between Hananya (Sheva) and Meron junctions, but the road is icy and hazardous
Route 959/978 eastbound - closed from Ha'amir to Tzion junctions due to snow, snowplows are clearing the road
Route 978 northbound - closed from Ha'amir Junction to Masadeh Junction, snowplows are clearing the road.
Due to Tiberias Marathon:
Route 90 southbound - closed from the junction at the entrance to Moshava Kinneret and Ma'agan Junction.
Route 92 northbound - closed from the junction at the entrance to Moshava Kinneret to Ein Gev Junction
Route 767 eastbound - closed from Alumot Junction to the junction at the entrance to Moshava Kinneret.
Route 90 - closed in both directions between Metzukei Dragot Junction and the Dead Sea hotel area due to flooding of Hever and Dragot streams.
Route 204 - closed in both directions between Dimona and Halukim junctions due to flooding.
Route 222 - closed in both directions between Tze'elim and Revivim junctions due to flooding.
Route 234 - closed in both directions in area of Tze'elim Bridge due to flooding
Route 2499 - closed from Neot Hakikar Junction to Ein Tamar Junction due to flooding.
Route 10 has been closed completely for security reasons.
Alternate routes in the direction of Eilat:
Route 25 through Be'er Sheva to Arava Junction, right at Arava Junction to Route 90 until Eilat.
Alternate route out of hotel area:
Route 90 southbound only, at Zohar Junction take Route 90/31 to Arad/Be'er Sheva Junction or continue south to Arava Junction, take Route 90/25 toward Dimona/Be'er Sheva or continue south to Eilat on Route 90.
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