Five people were rescued from flooding in northern Israel on Tuesday as the wintry weather returned across the country in the form of rain and snow.
The five, including a pregnant woman, were rescued from two separate vehicles by firefighters at a gas station in the city of Nesher near Haifa. No one was hurt in the incident.
The flooding occurred in an area of Nesher that floods almost every year, but the situation has worsened in recent years due to the local roadworks.
The fire service said that firefighters would remain at the scene in case additional rescues were necessary.
The local police urged drivers to follow the latest advice and plan their routes accordingly.
Heavy snow had also been falling since the morning hours at the Hermon site on the Golan Heights. The site said that about 20cm of snow had accumulated on its lower level, where temperatures plunged to -1°C, and about 40 cm on the upper level.
Flooding was also reported Tuesday morning on the road between Kibbutz Sasa and Matat near the Lebanese border.
Police closed the road as water covered it and and diverted the drivers to alternative routes.
The Western Galilee Drainage and Streams Authority issued flood warnings for Tuesday and Wednesday, including areas under Palestinian Authority control.
Rain also resumed across the center of the country Tuesday as temperatures dropped there too and strong winds were felt.