Jerusalem is preparing for Winter Storm Elpis and the possibility that the capital will see significant snowfall Wednesday night.

Following an assessment of the situation held by the Jerusalem Municipality this evening (Tuesday), headed by Mayor Moshe Leon and the municipality's general manager, Itzik Larry, it was decided that tomorrow all schools will end at 3 PM and municipal employees will finish their work at this time.

The municipality recommends that those who do not need to be outside stay close to their homes from the afternoon on. According to forecasts tomorrow, it is expected to snow in the city, with as much as 20 CM (7.8 inches) as snow possible.

Meanwhile, the Gush Etzion Regional Council is also preparing for snow. The electricity company has installed a generator in the southeast of the bloc and tomorrow a team will arrive on its behalf to tour the area. At the same time, Netivei Israel will deploy snow removal vehicles at designated locations in order to open the arteries that may be blocked by snow.... Read More: Arutz-7