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December 15, 2013 11:33 am

Many in Northern Israel Without Electricity, Awaiting Help

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The Judean Hills under snow. Photo: Tamar Asraf, Tazpit News Agency.

Ynet – As in Jerusalem, many locations in northern Israel are still without power, and meanwhile, the roads remain blocked. The snowfallcaused heavy damage to agriculture and impeded exit routes in the upper Galilee. Seniors and children from different communities were transferred by the regional council to a hotel in Tiberias on Sunday.

In Beit Jann, a woman in labor was evacuated on foot, having to walk three kilometers (1.86 miles) through heavy snow until reaching a car that took her to the hospital.

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