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Storm sees flooding in Tel Aviv, snow in Mount Hermon
Tel Aviv boardwalk, large square engulfed by water as heavy rains mark beginning of winter. Mount Hermon sees snow piling up; delays reported in Israel Railways
A storm that swept Israel overnight saw roads being flooded, trees collapse and snow mount across Israel on Wednesday. Delays were reported on public transport.

 

The heavy rains caused schools to close in Umm al-Fahm, Tira and Qalansawe, where the collapse of the sewage system saw houses and roads become flooded.

 

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Flooding was also reported in Tel Aviv. Parts of the city's boardwalk and Kikar Hamedina were engulfed by water. In Ramat Gan nine streets were flooded and several traffic lights stopped operating.

Flooding in Holon (Photo: Shai Lev-Ran)
Flooding in Holon (Photo: Shai Lev-Ran)

Heavy rain in Jerusalem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Heavy rain in Jerusalem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)

Sde Warburg (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services)
Sde Warburg (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services)

 

Heavy fog was reported in the Upper Galilee while Mount Hermon saw snow begin the pile up. The site was thus closed to visitors.

Tel Aviv boardwalk (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Tel Aviv boardwalk (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

Kikar Hamedina, Tel Aviv
Kikar Hamedina, Tel Aviv

Snow in Hermon (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
Snow in Hermon (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
 

 

Snow is also expected at the Golan Heights where main roads will likely be closed.

 

It is also likely schools in the area will close on Thursday.

 

The storm is set to run until Saturday, as temperatures expected to steadily drop.

 

Ahiya Raved, Maor Buchnik, Hassan Shaalan and Gilad Morag contributed to this report

 

 

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