The one-week memorial for R' Ovadia Yosef is scheduled to take place this afternoon at 18:00 hours. Traffic authorities are requesting the public avoid roads heading int Jerusalem from about 15:00 hours.
Those leaving Jerusalem are recommended to get on the road early to avoid delays due to street closures in the city. Highway 1 will be closed to heavy equipment and trucks from 16:00 hours. Priority will be given to public transportation.
The public is asked to pay attention to the media for traffic updates, and the Police Traffic Division will be providing service and assistance to driver.