Police preparing to close routes 1 and 443 due to snow

In preparation for harsh weather conditions police are announcing that they will likely be closing the highways later this evening.

Raphael Poch,

Cars stuck in the snow on Route 1, the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway (Illustration)
Cars stuck in the snow on Route 1, the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway (Illustration)
Daniel Cohen/Flash90

In preparation for extreme weather conditions over night near the capital, police have announced that they are preparing to close routes 1 and 443, the major highways that lead to the city. 

A statement to Israeli press said that "in accordance with the harsh weather, and travel conditions on the routes, it is likely that these routes will soon be closed and that travel on them will not be possible. This is in an effort to protect public safety."

Police are advising that those who need to travel along the routes to get to or from the capital, leave early so as not to get stuck due to the road closures. The transportation hotline will be sending continuous updates to the media regarding closures and alternate routes available. 

Updates regarding road closures can be received by the public by calling 110.      








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