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Jerusalem Schools Canceled as Israel Braces for Major Snowstorm

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 As heavy cold winds strike Jerusalem heralding the approaching snow storm on Tuesday night, the Jerusalem Municipality announced classes would be cancelled on Wednesday at schools, preschools and day-care centers.

The Municipality explained that the decision was made so as to ensure the safety of students and residents due to predictions of heavy snowfall in the capital for Wednesday.

Up to date information about the approaching storm can be found on the Jerusalem Municipality\’s web page, Facebook page, cellphone application, Twitter and in the news, noted the Municipality in its announcement.

Jerusalem\’s welfare department has been passing out emergency kits for the financially needy who are defined as being in high risk from the intense cold.

Aside from the schools, the Justice Ministry announced that on Wednesday and Thursday the ministry\’s branches in Jerusalem are to be closed to the public.

Ahead of the storm, the Jerusalem Municipality has taken drastic measures to anticipate problems, with a platoon of 150 plows brought into the city, and talk of closing roads in and out of the capital from Tuesday evening until as far as Saturday to prevent congestion.

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