Nearly all Israelis have power again following snowstorm


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Electricity was restored in Israel in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, though isolated customers in Jerusalem still had no power.

The Israel Electric Corp. on its website Tuesday afternoon urged the customers without power to contact the company’s service center.

Up to 60,000 households were without power at the apex of the storm.

The Jerusalem Light Rail resumed service for the first time since last week early Tuesday morning, and public bus transportation began running regularly in and out of the city.

Some schools in Jerusalem reopened an hour late on Tuesday morning. Schools remained closed in the northern city of Safed and in areas of the West Bank.  Hebrew University in Jerusalem remained closed due to traffic issues, however.

The main road to the Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem remained closed Tuesday due to large snow drifts and dangerous ice patches.

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