Published: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snowstorm lashes Israel, cuts off towns

Israel was lashed by a fierce winter storm yesterday, with access to cities and towns on high ground cut off by another day of heavy snowfall.
A meteorologist told army radio the country was experiencing its heaviest snow since 1879, but also predicted the storm would end by nightfall.
An Israel Electric Corporation official told the broadcaster that some 29,000 households nationwide were without electricity, 13,000 of them in Jerusalem.