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Security forces holding chemical attack drill on Tel Aviv light rail

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative: Underground construction on the Red Line as part of the Tel Aviv Light Rail system, on September 13, 2021. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
Illustrative: Underground construction on the Red Line as part of the Tel Aviv Light Rail system, on September 13, 2021. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Heavy traffic is expected in Tel Aviv, Bat Yam and Ramat Gan from around 6 p.m., as security forces hold a major drill on the soon-to-open light rail.

The joint drill held by the Defense Ministry, military, police, fire services, Health Ministry, and Tel Aviv municipality will simulate a chemical terror attack.

Police recommend drivers use the Waze application for updates on the roads that are to be closed during the drill.

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