Storm Wreaks Havoc on Israeli Streets, Knocking Over Trees

Air and street traffic disrupted by weather which is expected to worsen.

Stormy weather gusted through Israel on Wednesday, causing some injuries in parts of the country and preventing an airplane from landing at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Furthermore, a 70-year-old man was injured lightly in Netanya on Wednesday morning after being hit in his head by a glass door blown away by the strong winds.

Also in Netanya, a tree collapsed on a car. No one was injured in that accident.

In Tel Aviv, a large tree fell, blocking the main street King George to traffic.

The cold snap, which came from Russia, has brought snow to Mount Hermon and the Golan Heights. Even Jerusalem saw some snow mixed in with the heavy rain.

The cold spell will continue and peak on Thursday. Snow will continue to fall on Mount Hermon and the northern Golan Heights, with a chance of snow in the center of the country.

Tree - Daniel Bar On - 29022012
Daniel Bar On

Earlier this month, Israelis flocked to the north to see the snow on Mount Meron and other Galilee peaks. The snowfall in the northern Golan caused the temporary closure of some area roads and gave some children there a one-day vacation from school.

The precipitations brought a significant, 16-centimeter rise in the level of Lake Kinneret.

However, Jerusalemites' hopes for their share of the white stuff were washed away in nothing more than heavy rain and a bit of hail.

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