Biggest Storm in Decade Wreaks Havoc in Israel, Shuts Down Ayalon Highway for 9 Hours

Haifa receives as much rain as it normally sees in an entire winter, while the north receives about 90% of its allotment for a typical winter; Haifa also leads country in wind speeds, with gusts up to 124 kph.

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The most treacherous storm in a decade paralyzed much of the country on Tuesday, climaxing with the shutdown of Israel's main highway in both directions for nine hours due to flooding.