Israel Reopens Roads, but Travel Remains Hazardous

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli authorities have managed to open the two main highways in and out of Jerusalem following what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the worst storm in decades. But people are still being advised to stay off the roads.

Limited bus service was restored inside Jerusalem, but public transportation was expected to be halted after nightfall as temperatures dropped back around freezing.

The storm that began Wednesday dumped up to two feet of snow on Jerusalem, a city that often goes entire winters without snow.

It left thousands without power in Israel and the neighboring West Bank.

In the Gaza Strip, an estimated 40,000 residents were forced to flee their flooded homes.

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