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Light snow begins to fall in parts of Jerusalem; schools to open late

Jerusalem Municipality maintenance department prepare tractors for clearing the snow which is expected to fall in Jerusalem, on January 19, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Jerusalem Municipality maintenance department prepare tractors for clearing the snow which is expected to fall in Jerusalem, on January 19, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Snow begins falling in some neighborhoods in Jerusalem as Israelis across the country dig in for chilly overnight temperatures.

Snow coated parts of the Golan Heights early this morning, causing school cancellations in some northern areas.

There is not expected to be any real snow accumulation in the capital, although heavier snowfall is expected in some of the areas surrounding Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon — who tested positive for COVID earlier today — says that schools tomorrow will have a delayed opening, at 9 a.m., to deal with any potential snow-related traffic or cleanup.

Earlier today, Israel broke an all-time winter record for electricity usage, as residents crank up their heaters to stay warm in the frigid temperatures.

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